well i know there is a product for the yard called over and out...it is made with the same chemical as frontline so it is safe for ur pets. maybe treat the perimiter with that to kill them b4 they get inside? but i dont know
[/QUOTE]Originally posted by tlunn@Apr 15 2005, 10:36 PM
We have ants in our kitchen!
They showed up around the window above the sink a couple of days ago...we bought some Raid ant traps to try and nip it before they got too bad. I have been SO busy this week, that I don't think about calling the exterminator until I get home and it is too late. Last night, they looked MUCH better, and I thought maybe the traps were working.
WELL, I came home tonight and the area around my sink is covered.It was too late to call the exterminator again, and they don't work on Saturdays anyway. I will have to wait until Monday to even call them.
I looked online for some home remedies, but I had very little if any of their suggestions around the house. I tried vinegar, I did have some of that left over from Easter egg coloring.Hubby borrowed some ant spray, we'll see if that helps any. All the stores were closed here. (small town) So we can't even go get more product until tomorrow.
SO, my question, after all that long-winded babble...is ....
Do you all have any suggestions of what has worked for you?
[/QUOTE]Originally posted by tlunn@Apr 15 2005, 10:49 PM
Yeah, we are on a quarterly contract with our pest control people, and they will come and spray in-between at no charge...but there is not an evening or weekend emergency number that I know of, and I don't know that tiny black ants in my kitchen would constitute and emergency call to them-although it would to me!
I was just talking to my sister, and although she is 3 states away, she is having the same problem-but hers is MUCH worse. She sounds like she has a mound/hill IN her kitchen. She got her spray people out there today. I could kick myself for forgetting to call mine-but it really slipped my mind until I got home every night. It has been a CRAZY week.
Originally posted by tlunn@Apr 16 2005, 08:59 AM
I am glad that others are/have had this problem. It sounds like maybe it is a problem everywhere as spring arrives. These are just the little sugar ants...and they are just around my window and sink-they haven't traveled off that area to the stove/dishwasher etc. It could be worse. It COULD be roaches, spiders, or head lice...then I might have to burn my house down!
[/QUOTE]Originally posted by Holliberry@Apr 16 2005, 09:21 AM
I am at my wits end too with these stupid ants! They are in the same place, around my sink. I was wondering if they werent coming for dog food but none seem to be heading towards her bowls. We tried those ant trap things and they didnt do a thing. We used to have terminex come but I really wanted to avoid that too, if I could. I called my dad because he has a remedy he swears by. Its called Borax soap laundry booster or something, and he said to trail it around where they are coming. They supposedly eat it and trail it back to their nests and it kills them. I sprinkled it behind my sink and although at first I didnt think it was working because I'd still find one or two around. Now that I think about it, it took about 3 days, but I am at the second day no ants.
I'm still not totally sold on it, but if I see another one I am going to try these remedies. I especially like the ones that nothing is able to get in the house. I am a freak when it comes to bugs