Ants!

@ethanmama (1746)
Philippines
February 19, 2007 5:43pm CST
The weather is getting warm here and ants seem to appear from everywhere! Just leave a mug with a bit of Coke on the table for a few minutes and ants will be crawling on it! Help! What do you do? Any tried and tested tip?
5 responses
• Philippines
20 Feb 07
Ants also have been our problem, so far what has temporarily helped us is spraying the ants with dishwashing soap solution (1-part dishwashing soap and 3-parts water). It kills the ants but then still come back through another route. So we just keep spraying them. Another that worked so far is eucalyptus oil, I put oil around the table's edge to stop them from crawling up to the food. It works for the time being. At one party we had at home, I did that and it helped repel them from the table, even mosquitoes! hehe. I do not want to resort to poisons around the house because of my small children.
@ethanmama (1746)
• Philippines
20 Feb 07
Hmmm, it's worth a try. Thank you!
@bethed (278)
• United States
19 Feb 07
I had a problem with them in my bathroom.I sprayed in the bathroom and they just kept coming back.So I went out and spread fire ant posion all around the edge of my house like a barrier and so fat that has worked.Good luck!!
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@ethanmama (1746)
• Philippines
20 Feb 07
Thank you for your suggestion!
• India
21 Feb 07
use a best insect killer....
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• United States
20 Feb 07
andros is good put it around your house on the outside, also if you get some peppermint plants and plant them outside by the house ants hate peppermint plants.
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• Canada
11 Jan 08
The best one I ever found that work is a raid bottle but it is a small red bottle that squeezes out a very sticky substance the ants love it and then they take it home to there queen and it kills her. The name is Ant Killer Liquid. It comes in a 100ml size. We use it ever year as soon as we see them and then we have to use it once more through the summer. Works every time.