I Have Ants

@TerryZ (22083)
United States
May 11, 2007 1:10pm CST
Alright now first it was the tick coming in my house the other day and now there are ants coming in my house from the windows. Its just getting warm out so I guess they are looking for something to eat at my house. Well Im not inviting them for dinner let alone breakfast and lunch.LOL I just sprayed ant spray all over. I think I got them. Any advice on these creepy little ants? I just got over the itching when I thought I had ticks in here and Im itching all over again!
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13 responses
• Czech Republic
12 May 07
There are lots of ants here during last few years and some producers started to make "feeders for ants", but they are full of meal for ants which is venomed by poison". This poison works very very slow and so they usually bring this meal into their anthill and food their young by it. In few weeks thinks go better - but after your feeders for ants are empty, some new ant-visitors usually discover your house, and so i recommend to let "ant-feeders" somewhere near the window or near the door all the time.
• Czech Republic
12 May 07
And these "ant-feeders" are so closed, that any cat or dog isn't able to get inside it.
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
12 May 07
Thanks for the advice I just have to get them now. Im going today for around 100 of them.That should do something.LOL
• Czech Republic
12 May 07
Yeah - such a number - we use usually 2-3 - good luck!
• United States
11 May 07
They sell this poison that looks like honey. You can pick it up almost anywhere. You pour it on a paper, just a drop. Millions of ants come to eat it, and take it back to the queen, and that is the end of them. Spraying will not get ride of the problem, as they must get sick and take it to the Queen ant. You can also put borax on the outside of the windows and under the door, and they get sick trying to get over it. Good luck sugar.
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
11 May 07
Thanks thats really good advise but whats borax? And where do I buy it?
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@deebomb (15323)
• United States
12 May 07
You can get 20 mule team borax at the grocery store in the laundry isle
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
12 May 07
Thankyou deebomb I will check it out.
@tigerdragon (4297)
• Philippines
12 May 07
i would suggest that you get a chalk and mark you place.literally draw on a place where the ants are and they won't cross where the chalk marks are.it works and we have been doing this since time in memorial.
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
12 May 07
Now I would never have thought of that.LOL I dont think my husband would like my drawing all over my house.LOL Besides I dont have any.LOL
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• Philippines
12 May 07
lol! i am not kidding.it's worth a try .get them in any store that sells chalk sticks use for classroom blackboards and just smudge them in your cupboards on your kitchen tiles.if you want to try it, choose one place and see.and if in some places there still ants and you do not want them to get into any jars, temporarily, put them jars on a plate with water so the ants can't get to them.anyway , they will not be always there, they are seasonal visitors.these are just suggestions.
@Swtrose (3399)
• Canada
12 May 07
The ants go marching two by two, The little one stops to tie his shoe And they all go marching down......... Opps sorry! lol You could use ant tramps. You could also use 50/50 water and vinegar. Spray it wherever you see the ants. There is something about the vinegar that ants don't like. I hope this helps.
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
12 May 07
Thanks Swtrose Im giving alot of things a try. It doesnt hurt.LOL
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@Swtrose (3399)
• Canada
13 May 07
Thank you for the best response. ;-)
@crazynurse (7489)
• United States
12 May 07
Oh Terry, I am so sorry to hear this! We had an ant problem on our side porch/deck for the longest time. What finally worked for us was to put Borax around. They are poisoned by it. I hate the smell and breathing the fumes of ant spray! Of course, I believe that the Borax is not good for dogs/cats so one must be careful where they place it.
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
12 May 07
Thanks crazynurse Im very careful with using things around my sweet cats. I love my little sweeties too much.LOL
@Dsraven (151)
• United States
12 May 07
yup really good advice lol....we went on-line and looked for natural ways and came up with baby powder..we put it around the three places we have seen the ants entering the house and have not had one in over four days!!!! so put a pretty thick layer of the powder and see what happens..they say the ants won't cross the line and they haven't so far here..
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
12 May 07
Thanks Im giving alot of things a try.LOL I have alot of anunion.heheheh
@ausnikki (4058)
• Brisbane, Australia
12 May 07
When I first moved into my new place I was having a major problem with ants.Then my neighbour let me in on a little trick. Talcum powder...Yes,I said talcum powder.Just shake it around the areas the ants get in and it stops them fast.They don't like it for some reason.I hope it works for you! :)
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
12 May 07
Okay I will give it a shot. Honestly with all the things Im trying there shouldnt be one ant left in my house.LOL Thanks
@wachit14 (3600)
• United States
12 May 07
I get them too sometimes and they are difficult to get rid of. The best thing to do is to clean up the areas where you find them as best you can getting rid of crumbs or anything else that might attracti them. Move any garbage cans away from your house. I try to use natural products and paprika, chili powder and/or peppermint work well when spread on any ant hills or trails. You can also use a mixture of boric acid and honey mixed together in a saucepan. Gently heat the mixture and again put it around ant hills and trails. You can also try citrus juice and water to see if that works as well.
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
12 May 07
Thanks for your great suggestions.
• India
11 May 07
Nice TerryZ , You have done the right thing you have shown your kindness towards small ants this is noticable we generally do not think about them keep it up
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
11 May 07
Oh yes Im just a sweet person.LOL
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@shobasvk (788)
• Malaysia
12 May 07
Sometimes it's like that all these creepy things getting in your house to look for food.I hate ants too and it is creepy and headache too when ants moving everywhere in your house..and i knew how you feel right now.One advise from me is to keep your house clean and keep on spray everyday so that will prevent them to come more.Do moping with floor cleaner everyday also reduces other insects moving to your house.
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
12 May 07
Hey my friend where have you been? I have missed you. Im always cleaning my house.LOL I guess I have do more cleaning.heheheheh Welcome back
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@shobasvk (788)
• Malaysia
12 May 07
yeah..terryz,im happy to hear from you too.Anyway,im back again.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
11 May 07
Be very careful about bug sprays around pets....also the worse thing to get is baits for ants...they are probably the most poisonous around...if one of your four footed friends got a hold of them...I shudder to think...Maybe something like those sticky roach motels might work...set them were you've seen the ants..they just might go in them and get stuck..
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
11 May 07
I know I sprayed alittle bit this morning and I didnt let my cats around that area. I just wanted to kill them fast because I didnt have anything. Im going to get them ant motels or whatever they are this weekend.
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
12 May 07
Oh creme you are silly but I like that my friend.LOL
@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
11 May 07
Terry can you get them little round Ant destroyers They look like the top of a Dome lol And there is something in there that attracts them and kills them if you can get something like that then get them and leave on in every Place where they get in I have been using them for years and they work At least give them Breakfast lol I mean that is suppose to be the main meal of the Day (sorry could not resist that one lol)
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
11 May 07
Oh your too funny! I knew you wouldnt be able to resist that one. When I go to walmart this weekend Im going to check it out.I know what your talking about. Thanks and Im still not giving them breakfast.LOL
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@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
11 May 07
Hehehehehe well you know me lol I do hope though that you will find it I know they are very annoying
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@mari123 (1862)
• China
12 May 07
Ants is a beneficial insect,they can forecast the weather,when they get a line to escape from the low-lying place,maybe raining soon,or have a earthquake.because ants like to eat sweet food,when you house have this food and don't shut the credenza,the ants will come and eat the food,and then you will hate them when you see the ants .
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
12 May 07
Very interesting information. I never knew that thanks.