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jrc1963 posted 9/2/2013 20:04 PM

Have taken over my kitchen!

What do you do to get rid of these ugly, pesky, little vermin?

ThoughtIKnewYa posted 9/2/2013 20:06 PM

Clean everything with bleach and then spray a boric acid solution.

If you're opposed to that, try cinnamon. They hate it and will leave.

jrc1963 posted 9/2/2013 20:07 PM

I can do bleach and cinnamon!

nowiknow23 posted 9/2/2013 20:13 PM

Big fan of the cinnamon solution with ants. Never fails.

MovingUpward posted 9/2/2013 20:24 PM

Get an anteater as a pet

jrc1963 posted 9/2/2013 22:01 PM

They loved the cinnamon.

Moo, not helpful

ThoughtIKnewYa posted 9/2/2013 22:05 PM

They loved the cinnamon???

Did it have sugar in it??

ThoughtIKnewYa posted 9/2/2013 22:07 PM

People make a big deal out of boric acid, but it's actually less toxic than table salt. It's even in a lot of pools. You can just make a solution and spray it, let it dry, and then get on with it. It dries them up, so they won't stick around long.

TrulyReconciled posted 9/3/2013 12:37 PM

Terro liquid ant baits.

jrc1963 posted 9/3/2013 14:03 PM

There wasn't any sugar in the cinnamon... they rolled around in it like it was a spa treatment.

lynnm1947 posted 9/3/2013 14:10 PM

tushnurse posted 9/3/2013 14:24 PM

Boric Acid. Worked when my Gma was a kid, and still does. My go to for this.

kernel posted 9/3/2013 19:58 PM

The Terro liquid ant baits work like a charm for me. I recently read that ants won't cross a chalk line. My response to that was, where do I draw the line? Inside my drain? Outside my window? I can just picture a whole army of ants on one side of the line, just scratching their heads trying to figure out how to cross.

jrc1963 posted 9/4/2013 04:56 AM

Lucky2HaveMe posted 9/4/2013 06:21 AM

I second the liquid baits - they are like an oasis! Just remember don't kill the ants coming for the bait. They need to take it back to the nest.

dontknowwhyme posted 9/4/2013 14:57 PM

They make a Terro liquid in a small bottle. Just a drop here and there and then they are gone. Works every time for me.

TrulyReconciled posted 9/4/2013 15:27 PM

^^^ This ^^^ You can put a drop outside right on top of the anthill hole so they don't have to work so hard.

million pieces posted 9/4/2013 19:58 PM

I had heard paprika, they had a party in it.

Terro liquid ant baits are the only thing that has worked after years of battling ants. Miracle stuff.

jrc1963 posted 9/4/2013 20:05 PM

Terro Liquid can be purchased at Home Depot or Lowes?

kernel posted 9/4/2013 20:56 PM

Probably - I got it at Ace Hardware.

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