[Sca-cooks] ants

Rhiceneth Rhieinfellt rhiceneth at rhawn.com
Thu Oct 25 08:54:07 PDT 2007

Ants are a problem that we had not long after moving into this house
two years ago - tried all the stuff from the shops - powders & sprays
- go so sick of it - you couldn't even leave a clean dish on the bench
- but I changed cleaning products - started using an "earth friendly"
cleaner - with mint - and amazingly no more ants.  If we park the car
in the wrong spot in the yard same problem - clean the car with the
mint cleaner - and haven't had another in the car.  I now have a small
mint patch near the front door - the ant patch near there has
disappeared.  Just infusing mint in water and spray it around a bit -
will accomplish the same thing.

Sydney Aust
(who hates ants in the kitchen, and spiders anywhere)

Friday, October 26, 2007, 12:18:11 AM, you wrote:

> Which are they more attracted to, fat or sugar?  The fat-eating ants 
> respond well to a strong brew of chili peppers.  Sometimes when I'm 
> feeling mean I'll throw in mustard powder too.  Watch them go ouchie 
> ouch, with little anty hotfoots!  They'll clear out fast and it won't 
> poison kids nor pets.

> Do what you can to locate their entry point and spray around it 
> liberally.  This includes entire door frames, electrical outlets, etc.

> Selene

> Heleen Greenwald wrote:
>> I need an opinion please..... I have had ants in my kitchen and  
>> bathroom (right above the kitchen) off and on since July. Every time  
>> I think I have the problem taken care of, I find a few more. These  
>> are the tiniest ants I have ever seen. They certainly don't look like  
>> roaches. I keep all my food in Tupperware containers.  If I wash the  
>> kitchen down with ammonia water tomorrow do you think that will take  
>> care of these tiny ants... or should I use bleach water?  Or should I  
>> call the exterminator?  Has anybody else dealt with tiny ants that  
>> won't go away.  btw, I never have many ants at one time, never more  
>> than 5, usually 1 or 2.
>> Thanks for any suggestions.
>> Phillipa

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