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Ants? ZombieMomma 2 kids; Ohio 12467 posts
9th May '13

ARGH.



I am at my wits ends with this ant issue. Ever since It started to get warm we've had ants in our kitchen, my kitchen is ALWAYS clean I scrub the counters after I do anything on them, clean the stove, table highchair and sweep up then mop often.



First they were on my counter, then the back of my sink, then in my CUP cupboard then in my coffee & tea cupboard... now today I found some in the kids playroom and in the laundry room on the floor and in a basket of clean FOLDED laundry I was going to take upstairs to put away tomorrow..



I have no idea what to do.. I've cleaned with vinegar... we have ant bait traps out... I honestly dont know what else to do.. I know we need to find any entrances and seal them but that means getting hubby off his ass and actually doing something hahahaha...



So any tips or ideas that might help?

ℕightingale 1 child; Mississippi 8339 posts
status 9th May '13

Pour some corn meal where they usually are it'll kill them. When they take it to their nest and eat it it will expand and burst them.

kentucky momma 19 kids; Corbin, Kentucky 176 posts
9th May '13

put peppermint oil around your doors and window seals, they cant stand the smell

ZombieMomma 2 kids; Ohio 12467 posts
9th May '13
Quoting Glo♥:" Pour some corn meal where they usually are it'll kill them. When they take it to their nest and eat it it will expand and burst them."

I believe I have some of that in my cupboard!
Thank you

ℕightingale 1 child; Mississippi 8339 posts
status 10th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting kentucky momma:</b>" put peppermint oil around your doors and window seals, they cant stand the smell"</blockquote>




This too or chalk or baby power draw a line where they are entering from they don't like it.

ZombieMomma 2 kids; Ohio 12467 posts
10th May '13
Quoting Glo♥:" <blockquote><b>Quoting kentucky momma:</b>" put peppermint oil around your doors and ... [snip!] ... the smell"</blockquote> This too or chalk or baby power draw a line where they are entering from they don't like it."


i wish i knew where they were coming in from! This is a super old house. so really it could be anywhere.

ℕightingale 1 child; Mississippi 8339 posts
status 10th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ZombieMomma:</b>" i wish i knew where they were coming in from! This is a super old house. so really it could be anywhere."</blockquote>




You can also mix boric acid and sugar but you have to put it out of reach from kids and pets.

newmommie12 17 kids; Michigan 601 posts
10th May '13

They don't like cinnamon either. Have you tried stuff off of pinterest? My aunt just tried a combination of a few things on there and it worked wonderfully for her. I hope u are able to get to the bottem of it ants suck they are a pain in the ass to get rid of.

Moses. Due October 27; 3 kids; Texas 16003 posts
10th May '13
Quoting newmommie12:" They don't like cinnamon either. Have you tried stuff off of pinterest? My aunt just tried a combination ... [snip!] ... it worked wonderfully for her. I hope u are able to get to the bottem of it ants suck they are a pain in the ass to get rid of."


I was going to suggest cinnamon. For some reason I have ants BAD in my bedroom so now I have cinnamon along all of my baseboards. My room smells yummy now lol

ZombieMomma 2 kids; Ohio 12467 posts
10th May '13
Quoting newmommie12:" They don't like cinnamon either. Have you tried stuff off of pinterest? My aunt just tried a combination ... [snip!] ... it worked wonderfully for her. I hope u are able to get to the bottem of it ants suck they are a pain in the ass to get rid of."


Yes they are, and i never thought to check there!!

ZombieMomma 2 kids; Ohio 12467 posts
10th May '13
Quoting Moses.:" I was going to suggest cinnamon. For some reason I have ants BAD in my bedroom so now I have cinnamon along all of my baseboards. My room smells yummy now lol"

I ended up putting full cloves all around my kitchen, in my cupboards and on my counter.. i havent seen many ants there but now they're in random places that theres no food or water or anything really. i think once i get it to where theres none ill try the cinnamon there