[Sca-cooks] ant trail::: was:::Re: ants
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Thu Oct 25 11:46:40 PDT 2007
Imagine a thin but solid?black, brown or red line (depending on your variety of ant) travelling across your house towards your kitchen. Then imagine your cats, if any, lined up along it, just looking when they could have been killing the dratted things!
That's what it looks like at my house - it tells me it's time to re-do the boric acid powder!
From: Heleen Greenwald <heleen at ptd.net>
To: Cooks within the SCA <sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org>
Sent: Thu, 25 Oct 2007 6:37 am
Subject: [Sca-cooks] ant trail::: was:::Re: ants
That sounds like a sure-fire way Huette, but I have never seen an ant
trail. I only ever see a couple of ants, just wandering around....
What does an ant trail look like?
"My furs are not in storage, or draped across the bed,
they're hanging from the cage door, waiting to be fed."
On Oct 25, 2007, at 4:45 AM, Huette von Ahrens wrote:
> When I had problems with ants a couple of years ago, here is what I
> did that actually worked:
> I followed the trail back to the nest and put Grant's Kills Ants
> bait stakes near it, which
> are pet safe, unless your pets are ant sized. I took penetrating
> ant and roach spray and
> sprayed all around the foundation on the outside of the house. I
> repeated this every month for
> several months.
> When I get one or two ants [which usually means they are scouts], I
> spray them with windex, which
> burns the beggers up. I also spray the windex around the area so
> that I can obscure their trail
> so no ants can follow it. I spray the foundation again with
> penetrating ant and roach spray.
> And I put out more ant stakes around if I can't find the nest.
> --- Heleen Greenwald <heleen at ptd.net> 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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