July 12, 2012 at 1:17 pm #257140VickieMember
I have a bit of an ant problem.. they are even in the laundry, last i checked there was nothing yummy to eat in there ! :laugh:
So far I wiped all their tracks with eucalyptus oil. They did NOT like that, but just made new ones. They are very smart ants and go all over the sugar container even though they can’t get in it :angry:.
Any ways to rid them with household products?
(please note i am not up for drilling under the house and finding a nest :P)July 12, 2012 at 2:30 pm #526154RobyneMember
Icing sugar and Bicarb in areas they are outside it kills them and they take it back to the nest.
Bay leaves are supposed to deter them also.
I wipe them up with a hot dish clothes and wash them away. but its only a quick remendyJuly 12, 2012 at 3:26 pm #526155BobbeeMember
We use a mix of borax and icing sugar which works well getting rid of ants. I don’t know how toxic it would be for other creatures though. I put it in lids and put the lids where the ants are. To protect things in the kitchen I rub eucalyptus around the bottoms of items or all around an area, for example all around the sink or stove. :tup:
I didn’t know carb soda worked that way, what a good idea, thanks for that Robyne. :clap:July 12, 2012 at 3:44 pm #526156ballamaraKeymaster
If only a small invasion I use talcum powder as they don’t like walking through it.July 12, 2012 at 4:28 pm #526157Judi BKeymaster
We too have an ant problem :angry: they are everywhere used to be they were looking for water … in the toilet cistern, turn on a tap and get a glass of ants :sick: but now I think they are trying to get away from the water we even have them in the car now.
I’ve been using clove oil in the house and it deters them for a bit longer, I have it in a spray bottle and spray them and knocks them dead.July 15, 2012 at 2:27 pm #526158GiannaMember
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons boric acid (boric acid is available at the chemist or you can substitute with Borax)
3 cups warm water
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I sprayed straight vinegar around every entry point. It worked for a while, well, I assume they will be back when the weather heats up.
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