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Stop An Ant Invasion—

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Figure out the ants’ main points of entry—windowsill, doorway, baseboards—and sprinkle those places with any of the following...
Cayenne pepper, Chili powder, Cinnamon, Sage, Whole cloves, Bay leaves, Cream of tartar, Salted cucumber peelings, Dried peppermint leaves or peppermint oil
Distilled white vinegar
Lemon juice and peel—mix it with water and wash the kitchen floor, Baby powder, Uncooked white or brown rice
You can also sprinkle the above items in food pantries or cupboards.

- Submitted by PMFISH 5/13/2011 in Around The House | 2 Comments
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JOJOSHADOW1 5/21/2011 2:40:00 AM

    We also use plain uncooked grits.
POPEYETHETURTLE 5/20/2011 12:41:00 PM

    If the main entry point is under a sink or where pets cannot get to it, the best "permanent" stop is Borax Detergent. The ants (or any other pest) walk across the Borax and it gets caught in their feet and spirochetes. The pests go back to their "home" and tracks the Borax around. Meantime, the Borax works with the moisture on the spirochetes, converts into Boric acid and kills the ants, palmetto bugs, roaches, spiders, etc. If another batch of bugs finds the nest, it's already pre-poisoned for them.

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