Do You Get More Ants Into The House Now? Too Hot Outside?
Posted 25 June 2012 - 12:24 PM
Is it the heat? Or is it time that I should give up and just let them spray the house?
Posted 25 June 2012 - 01:21 PM
I think Lizzie the house gecko takes care of the ants in my bathroom but I haven't seen her for a week or so now ... think she met the ant-cat Jasper and is now in gecko heaven.
As long as the ants go about their daily business and don't bother the cats/us, we're fine with them. I just clean the cats' feeding area with some rubbing alcohol before I set their food bowls down. That keeps the ants away for a while. Then they can carry the crumbs off once the cats are done with their meal.
Posted 25 June 2012 - 01:34 PM
Posted 25 June 2012 - 04:01 PM
Posted 25 June 2012 - 08:37 PM
If you don't have kids or pet, use the Pif Paf powder, you insert a little of this in between door gaps ( hinge side), behind fridge, cabinets, in holes in tiles etc. They won't come again. I added a little to the Etisalat box area as loads were coming through the holes from the wiring there. Also check plants, they find that a great place to breed.
Try to wipe up any spills of sweet stuff like sugar or honey immediately otherwise you will have a long trail of them.
Furthermore, sieve all flour you buy as there are always bugs you can't see in flour, sieve the flour twice and leave in airtight container.
Edited by DesertDream, 25 June 2012 - 08:37 PM.
Posted 25 June 2012 - 10:00 PM
Two weeks ago we got Terro liquid ant baits from ACE. They are plastic containers with borax, small hole needs to be cut on the bottom so the ants can smell the liquid. We used only one bait and placed it next to the bathroom door on the floor. After day or two there was a big improvement. I spotted one ant only in the bathroom. Now I don't see them at all, including the kitchen.
P.S. It was easier for us as we don't have childern and pets, this product should be placed out of their reach.
Posted 25 June 2012 - 10:16 PM