There are ants everywhere

@allknowing (56782)
India
May 3, 2016 11:11pm CST
These ants do not bite but they are all over the place here, specially in the kitchen. I use a water moat for keeping food so that they do not go there but if food is dropped on the floor the floor gets flooded with ants I have a mild insecticide - Notix - which I spray and in moments they disappear to come again may be after a few hours. I give up. Hope this menace will go off on its own. I know it will but till then have patience @allknowing!!!
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@sunrisefan (16694)
• Philippines
4 May 16
There might be wise ants who will use life vests to cross the moat :)
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@allknowing (56782)
• India
4 May 16
Must check on that
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@sunrisefan (16694)
• Philippines
4 May 16
@allknowing Hahaha!
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@JudyEv (103794)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 May 16
I really wouldn't like this - only because it's not something I've ever had to put up with.
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@allknowing (56782)
• India
4 May 16
You mean to say Australia has no ants?
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@JudyEv (103794)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 May 16
@allknowing Australia has ants but mostly houses aren't infested with them. Sometimes they find their way into houses but they're not a huge problem to everyone. Maybe just to a few people.
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@allknowing (56782)
• India
4 May 16
@JudyEv I like my place to be without ants. It is not infested per se as you may assume. But they are there and after spraying they disappear but come again.
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@Marty1 (28655)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
4 May 16
@allknowing Two years ago I had an ant infestation in the kitchen. There were little black ants everywhere. I researched home remedies. Out of all the home remedies i had baby powder, and i would sprinkle it on every ant that i saw, and it would instantly die, or maybe it was paralyzed, but the ant never moved again! It helped my ant problem! I kept the powder on the surfaces i put it on the ants so it would kill any other ant that dare went near it. It took about a week or so and had no had any since!
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@allknowing (56782)
• India
5 May 16
Just powder doing that? Must try. The ants that we have here do not bite. They are tiny ones.
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@Marty1 (28655)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
5 May 16
@allknowing my ants were microscopic so if they weren't getting on my sunk counter, in the sink, and on the stove I would consider letting them live, but it was unsanitary. I didn't want those germs in the kitchen. I forgot that i found where i thought they were getting in the house, and that was where I put on an extra heavy dose of extra powder. I believe it helped lower the amount of them entering. I think it was about two or three weeks long having these so called "visitors."
• Merced, California
4 May 16
Theres ants in my pants.
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@allknowing (56782)
• India
4 May 16
Hope they remain there forever
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@sunrisefan (16694)
• Philippines
4 May 16
@allknowing Hahaha!
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@Marcyaz (36017)
• United States
4 May 16
I never had any ants in the house here last year but I did have that problem in AZ.
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@allknowing (56782)
• India
5 May 16
I think it is seasonal here.
• Merced, California
4 May 16
Why in the hot weather ants suddenly come out of nowhere?
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@allknowing (56782)
• India
4 May 16
They feel warm in there. Cannot bear the heat.
• Eugene, Oregon
4 May 16
It seems at times that our city is built atop an ant hill of little black ants like that. We use an ant insecticide called Terro which seems to keep them at bay. They eat and take it back to the nest where it destroys the colony.
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@allknowing (56782)
• India
4 May 16
I feel sorry for them looking at how industrious they are
@rona07 (1672)
• Philippines
4 May 16
Ikr. They seem to be everywhere this days.. I have the same prob as you. They were gone a few months ago but now they are back.
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@allknowing (56782)
• India
4 May 16
As and when you see them you can spray notix a mild insecticide.
@Shiva49 (10641)
• Singapore
4 May 16
When we live surrounded by nature they are common. If we live in high rise apartments they are less like mosquitoes. Yes, good to have a water moat to keep ants away like I do for honey - siva
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@allknowing (56782)
• India
4 May 16
I do it for cooked food. These ants are harmless but a nuisance.
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@AmbiePam (46358)
• United States
4 May 16
Years ago, when I lived somewhere else, I had to bug bomb the place to get rid of the ants. It was so horrible! Did you know they won't cross a line of cinnamon? I mean it can't be a small sprinkle, but my mom used to get ants on her window ledge, so she put a thick line of cinnamon on it and I think maybe one got through, but it didn't get far.
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@allknowing (56782)
• India
4 May 16
Good idea provided we know their starting point.
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@youless (87499)
• Guangzhou, China
7 May 16
In fact today it is hardly to see the ants indoors. It is easy to kill them anyway. You just need to buy some medicine which it can kill all the ants easily.
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4 May 16
Hope your problem will get better soon......
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@sunrisefan (16694)
• Philippines
4 May 16
Ants are seasonal though. Sometimes they're aplenty but after awhile they're gone by themselves.
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• United States
4 May 16
I hate ants!! I hope they go away!
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@jstory07 (59821)
• Roseburg, Oregon
4 May 16
I hope you are able to get rid of them soon.
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