An Awesome Ant Killer: Dawn Dish Soap

@Pigglies (9340)
United States
July 25, 2008 1:41am CST
I volunteer with wildlife and we use Dawn for everything! Cleaning animal pens, cleaning the animals if they come in with tar on them, and for keeping ants away. I found that this also works at home. I poured Dawn into the holes in my bathroom wall and it killed off the ants. And by putting a line of Dawn down before the ants get to the doorway, I managed to keep the ants in the bathroom only until they all died out. Normally I would just spray them and kill them, but using Dawn was so much easier and then I know my house rabbit is safe too which is a plus. So try it out if you ever need something safe to kill ants and it's a spot where you can feasibly use Dawn.
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27 Jul 08
We have ants at the moment in our back garden on the wall to our house - what is dawn though as i've never heard of it? x
@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
27 Jul 08
Dawn is a brand of dish soap. I'm not sure if other brands would work or not since they tend to be more watery. I do know that Joy will kill fleas though so it might work as well.
• United States
26 Jul 08
Oh thats awesome, i live in an apartment complex and these people are crazy with their ant sprayers wanting to come in and spray like four times a month. We did have ants that got into the apartment and I used this borax gel which is supposed to taste sweet to them i guess and I thought it worked but now I have no idea because they sprayed so much. I just do not think its healthy and once they just handed me a big can of RAID ant killer and I wanted to puke because I have two beautiful baby girls and the last thing I want is fumes stuck to my walls getting at my girls good lungs, I will learn to live with them.
@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
26 Jul 08
Oh I hate that, they spray like that around schools and parks as well. One of my aunts swears by borax, but I haven't had much luck with it myself. I don't like Raid because it stinks. I've used powerful ant killers before that are way more toxic than Raid, but they didn't have that awful warning scent. I once smelled a girl's perfume at work that was exactly the scent of Raid though, so perhaps some people find it appealing. But I have more of the reaction to it that you do.
• United States
26 Jul 08
Thanks for the info.
@Thoroughrob (11772)
• United States
25 Jul 08
I had never heard that before. Thanks for the tip.