[Sca-cooks] ants

Laura C. Minnick lcm at jeffnet.org
Thu Oct 25 18:47:44 PDT 2007

At 06:30 PM 10/25/2007, you wrote:
>As has been said Boric acid, or what I use which is Borateem, 20 mule team
>borax.  When I first begin to see them I mix some in a teaspoon of honey and
>spread it where I find them most.  Pretty soon you have this bunch of ants
>bellying up to the bar in crowds.  The next day, they are gone and you can
>clean up the honey.  I put some of the powder in the window openings, and
>across the thresholds.  I see a very few, but none in my food-stuffs and
>those I can see get squished or sprayed with water.

I've also found that a spritz of my spray-on hair conditioner 
(Aussie) discourages them. And if you encounter flying insects or 
spiders, give them a quick shot of hair spray. It gums up their wings 
and clogs up their respiration holes.

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our abilities."  -Albus Dumbledore

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