Little Ants coming into kitchen. : LUSENET : Countryside : One Thread

Hi, I had tiny, tiny little ants coming in around the kitchen window woodwork. I had tried several remedies, including Terro, and nothing seemed to help. I got an idea last night, after being really disgusted with the little critters ending up all over my counter while making dinner. I decided to spray furniture polish on them. I sprayed it really thick, so that the ones there couldn't walk, and the ones coming in were detured by the smell and slipperiness. Guess what? NO ANTS this morning. Hallalujah! Thought maybe this would help someone else. For your info, I used Orange Glo Wood Polish.



-- Maylene (, June 21, 2001


What a great idea. I was just thinking the other day that now that the hot days of summer have arrived that I wondered if those little ants would be back or if the remodeling we did in the kitchen this winter took care of them. I have sprinkled cinnamon on the ants and on the counter and the window sill and that seemed to chase them away but I think I'll try your idea if they show up again this summer.

-- Colleen (, June 21, 2001.

Someone just sent me a list of those household hints, one of them stated that ants won't cross a chalk line. I've been meaning to test this theory, thanks for reminding me. Now...where's that chalk....

-- Chelsea (, June 21, 2001.

boric acid powder will usually keep them away. Ammonia works great when you see them, kills on contact, leaves no residues. Ammonia will wipe out an anthill quicker than any pesticide I've seen.

-- April (, June 21, 2001.

Sprinkle food grade Diatomaceous Earth wherever you see ants, then go outside an sprinkle their entry. In a few seconds you'll see the ants going in circles ~ and the end is near! Since DE is in many things you consume, it's safe.

-- ~Rogo (, June 21, 2001.

years ago i had ants that i knew were entering under a doorway in our apartment in chicago. i made a 1/4 inch think line of cinnamon in front of it, extending out around the edges, and again against the weather stripping. it stopped them, and was pretty funny watching them trying to get around it.

-- marcee (, June 22, 2001.

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