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getting the ant problem taken care of

Thursday, May 02, 2013

my room is usually infested with ants, but mom found a thing saying that ants dont like peppermint. So, in a spray bottle I mixed peppermint extract, mint extract and water and sprayed my room down. It actually worked. I see a few ants here and there but it isn't as bad as it used to be! So Im really happy about that. Also, it smells good. It smells like spearmint gum lol.

Went walking with mom today. Tomorrow is Nick's birthday, Ill be making him some oatmeal raisin cookies. :) He'll love me for that.
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NOLAZYBUTT110 5/31/2013 4:54PM

    well since I planted mint along the border of my garden I have not seen ants! So I know it works. It also keeps mice out too. It can also burn other plants so best to make sure you dont grow it near tomatoes and such, that you eat. Learned it can affect their growth! But mint keeps many critters out of the house! (but does nothing to keep my dog out of my flower bed!) (I wish I knew what would keep her away from my flowers... she destroys them if I am not outside to tell her to "get out of my flower bed!") lol susana

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JADOMB 5/11/2013 1:07PM

    Ants go to find water and food, so as long as they have an active colony, the will come. The only true way to get rid of them is with a good bait that will be taken back to their queen to stop the madness. AMDRO ant block works well. Just sprinkle it around outside your house parameter about every 3 months or when you see active ants and they will slowly disappear. I also saw on a page the other day a homemade remedy for it but can't remember where it was. It was a mixture of sugar, borax powder or boric acid, and something else. Once you mix it up, you put small amounts of it around the house and the ants get into it and take it back to the queen. Boric acid works great for getting rid of cockroaches too. It sticks to them and is a dehydrant. They sell it in name brand products like Roach Proof. Anyway, happy hunting.

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DR1939 5/3/2013 8:11PM

    Interesting solution. I'll have to try it.

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BALLOUZOO 5/2/2013 10:40PM

    We have that problem too-we live in the woods.
Borax works too, but the mint would smell yummy. Aroma therapy and ant removal all in one.

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SCOOTER4263 5/2/2013 6:10PM

    Interesting. I've heard of that, but never tried it. Have also heard that tansy repels ants.

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MARTYJOE 5/2/2013 2:30PM

    You can also plant mint around the base of your house

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