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.
(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.
> 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.
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