Post # 1
Finally, a bug I am not afraid of. But still, a nuisance.
It has gone from snowing over the weekend to raining yesterday and today, and I think every ant in the world has sought refuge in my kitchen. I can’t find a trailhead, but they are attracted to the bowls of animal food on the kitchen floor. My kitchen isn’t messy, they’re not in any human food (yet) but I don’t want that to happen next!
I killed the ones that were out with windex, but is there more I can do?
(I have a cat, dog, crawling baby and I’m 37 weeks pregnant, so I’m wary of heavy duty insect sprays)
Post # 3
Have you tried cornmeal? Ants supposedly cannot digest it! http://www.ehow.com/how_5087700_kill-ants-cornmeal.html
I used it before and it worked for me, however it did not work for my mom. My mom did use this and it worked, it also isn’t a spray so it wouldn’t harm you, however you want to put it where the pets couldn’t get it http://www.victorpest.com/store/terro-insect-control/t100
Post # 4
a pepper blockade will stop them if you can find where they’re getting in. also don’t leave the food out and make sure the container is airtight.
Post # 5
We keep our pets’ food bowls elevated for this very reason. Try getting some shelf risers so that it isn’t quite so easy picking!