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jrc1963
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Default  Posted: 8:04 PM, September 2nd (Monday)

Have taken over my kitchen!

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


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ThoughtIKnewYa
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Default  Posted: 8:06 PM, September 2nd (Monday)

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.


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jrc1963
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Default  Posted: 8:07 PM, September 2nd (Monday)

I can do bleach and cinnamon!


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nowiknow23
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Default  Posted: 8:13 PM, September 2nd (Monday)

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


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MovingUpward
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Default  Posted: 8:24 PM, September 2nd (Monday)

Get an anteater as a pet


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jrc1963
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Default  Posted: 10:01 PM, September 2nd (Monday)

They loved the cinnamon.

Moo, not helpful


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ThoughtIKnewYa
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Default  Posted: 10:05 PM, September 2nd (Monday)

They loved the cinnamon???

Did it have sugar in it??


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ThoughtIKnewYa
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Default  Posted: 10:07 PM, September 2nd (Monday)

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.

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TrulyReconciled
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Default  Posted: 12:37 PM, September 3rd (Tuesday)

Terro liquid ant baits.


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jrc1963
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Default  Posted: 2:03 PM, September 3rd (Tuesday)

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


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lynnm1947
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Default  Posted: 2:10 PM, September 3rd (Tuesday)


Age: 64..ummmmmmm, no...............65....no...oh, hell born in 1947. You figure it out!

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tushnurse
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Default  Posted: 2:24 PM, September 3rd (Tuesday)

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


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kernel
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Default  Posted: 7:58 PM, September 3rd (Tuesday)

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.


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jrc1963
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Default  Posted: 4:56 AM, September 4th (Wednesday)


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Lucky2HaveMe
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Default  Posted: 6:21 AM, September 4th (Wednesday)

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.


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dontknowwhyme
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Default  Posted: 2:57 PM, September 4th (Wednesday)

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.


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TrulyReconciled
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Default  Posted: 3:27 PM, September 4th (Wednesday)

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


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million pieces
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Default  Posted: 7:58 PM, September 4th (Wednesday)

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.


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jrc1963
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Default  Posted: 8:05 PM, September 4th (Wednesday)

Terro Liquid can be purchased at Home Depot or Lowes?


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kernel
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Default  Posted: 8:56 PM, September 4th (Wednesday)

Probably - I got it at Ace Hardware.


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jrc1963
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Default  Posted: 9:15 PM, September 4th (Wednesday)

I sprayed them with bleach tonight... straight bleach and the went swimming.

I swear Florida has some very hardy ants!

Gonna get the Terro tomorrow.

PS: They only seem to appear at night. And from what I can tell they're coming from behind the garbage disposal switch.

[This message edited by jrc1963 at 9:16 PM, September 4th (Wednesday)]


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