Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Help!!!




Anybody out there have any cures for ants? I've occasionally had ants before but I could always put the ant traps out and it would take care of it. With Oscar in the house I can't do that. However, I've never had ants like this before- it's driving me nuts. They are coming in my french doors in the kitchen. I've cleaned and cleaned- you could eat off my floor! Mark has sprayed over and over the outside around the house and the doors and I've tried vinegar and cayenne pepper inside but they are still loving my house!
I want them gone- they're driving me nuts. Anybody have any cures that have worked?






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12 comments:

Cherdecor said...

We have a cure but I don't know if you want to do it with Oscar in the house.

You know those foggers that you set off in a room. Alan pushes down only so slightly and not so far that it clicks on and aims it at the baseboard and the sliding glass door entrance. It works! But with Oscar sniffing around, I do not know!

Bonnie said...

i spray them with spray and wipe. then i leave their little corpses there for an hour before i wipe them up as a warning for the other ants. i don't know why but eventually they stop coming back.

ants drive me nuts too. hope you find your cure !!!

Growin' with it! said...

have you tried "grants kills ants"? it is a trap that they crawl into and take some sorta sweet tasting poison back to the nest and it gets rid of them all. (it has been safe w/ our animals) man, that all just sounded so brutally awful...but it works for us!

Mari said...

Sorry - I've got nothing for you! Hope one of the above hints help!

Jennifer said...

I have an answer but it is expensive... Griffen. We fought them like crazy in our previous house and we finally gave up and called Griffen. They were gone quite quickly and we never seen them again but we were on a yearly service plan. We were told if they are in the neighborhood they will keep coming back.
Good luck.

~Ginger said...

Yup, it's called "Bug Stop". We had a really bad case a couple of years ago and this stuff works. I was concerned about our cat, but you can spray along your base boards or wherever. It is cheap and works great. We bought ours at Gemmen's. No issues at all with our cat either! We haul it out every spring and it stops the problem fast!

~Ginger said...

Oh, we were just talking about this stuff at work today and my coworker has used it, too and she has a little dog.

Nancy said...

I have had a few this year but I heard "bug stop" is the best too..just never used it, yet that is...

Angela @ Refresh My Soul Blog said...

Oh Cheri! I think Ants are really bad this year. When we came back from Florida we were welcomed by bunches in our house. It was so horrible AND our house was clean when we left it but it rained everyday so I think it drove them in. CRAZY! Anyway, we got them taken care of here thankfully but one solution we heard was to find the point of entry and put petroleum jelly there and it will stop them. It is worth a try!!! Hope something works! I know they are so pesky!
Much love,
Angela

Diane said...

We've used the liquid ant traps on the counters and in the cupboards but haven't put them on the floor b/c of the dogs. It seemed to work for us but I heard that ants are really bad this year. I hope you get rid of those pesky things! EW!

Sandra said...

I'm trying the borax trick....I don't remember the exact amounts, when I do I'll come and tell you :)

Dena said...

I got nothing!
but I know how annoying that can be!