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PostSubject: Ants   Sat May 31, 2008 10:07 pm

I discovered a trail of ants marching into my house. They are all over my kitchen. I've tried sprays and ant bait. I'm not having much luck. Anyone have any suggestions?
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PostSubject: Re: Ants   Sat May 31, 2008 10:12 pm

Have you tried using vinegar? Ants HATE it.
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PostSubject: Re: Ants   Sat May 31, 2008 10:49 pm

Susie,
Did you try the Terro ant bait? That always worked for me, although sometimes it took a few days to fully get rid of them.


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PostSubject: Re: Ants   Sat May 31, 2008 10:56 pm

I use Windex on them.... it works.


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PostSubject: Re: Ants   Sat May 31, 2008 11:05 pm

I called an exterminator and I haven't seen one since. But it all depends on the type of ants. If they are tiny sugar ants, then traps might do the trick. We had those and carpenter ants, which are a huge concern, so the exterminator was the only option.


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PostSubject: Re: Ants   Sun Jun 01, 2008 6:25 am

Have you considered getting an anteater for a new family pet? They can eat 30,000 of those buggers a day!



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PostSubject: Re: Ants   Sun Jun 01, 2008 8:29 am

Coach Jon wrote:
Have you considered getting an anteater for a new family pet? They can eat 30,000 of those buggers a day!


ROTFL


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PostSubject: Re: Ants   Sun Jun 01, 2008 9:02 am

When I was growing up, mom always used a combination of Boric Acid and sugar.....here is a site that tells about Boric Acid and then towards the bottom, gives you recipes for getting rid of all kinds of multi-legged critters.


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PostSubject: Re: Ants   Sun Jun 01, 2008 11:52 am

Coach Jon wrote:
Have you considered getting an anteater for a new family pet? They can eat 30,000 of those buggers a day!

You know, I was gonna suggest laying down a thin layer of lye around the home, but I gotta admit.....that idea has a lot of appeal..... Cool

ETA: Plus, if you have a dead body to dispose of, the leftover lye comes in handy.

Don't ask how I know this.

Also don't ask how my wife is doing.
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PostSubject: Re: Ants   Sun Jun 01, 2008 12:10 pm

lol! i hope that they stay away



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PostSubject: Re: Ants   Sun Jun 01, 2008 12:58 pm

Yikes! That doesn't sound so great!


Someone told me that if you do a few lines of sidewalk chalk in front of your door, that it will help keep the ants out because they don't like to walk across the chalk.


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PostSubject: Re: Ants   Sun Jun 01, 2008 3:06 pm

Try Water and Dish Soap put it in a Bottel and Spray with Soapy water also you could do Dry Laundry Conderant My Does this all the time in mexico


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PostSubject: Re: Ants   Sun Jun 01, 2008 5:19 pm

Coach Jon wrote:
Have you considered getting an anteater for a new family pet? They can eat 30,000 of those buggers a day!




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PostSubject: Re: Ants   Sun Jun 01, 2008 9:33 pm

Carol wrote:
I use Windex on them.... it works.

ROTFL Carol, you're like me. Whenever I see bugs, the first thing I grab is Windex. I absolutely hate bugs!! :gross:



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PostSubject: Re: Ants   Mon Jun 02, 2008 9:06 am

We have ants bad, too. We had an extermanatior come last week, but no change. It's driving my mom bonkers! Maybe I'll show this topic to her....





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PostSubject: Re: Ants   Mon Jun 02, 2008 11:59 am

Farmer Girl wrote:
We have ants bad, too. We had an extermanatior come last week, but no change. It's driving my mom bonkers! Maybe I'll show this topic to her....

Our exterminator told us it might take up to two weeks to see results. He sprayed everywhere and also put foggers in the attic and the basement.


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PostSubject: Re: Ants   Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:25 pm

I sprinkle Cinnamon where the ants come in. They don't come back.


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PostSubject: Re: Ants   Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:27 pm

Mmmmmmmm, I love the smell of cinnamon.
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