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Beer and Flour Stop The Ants From Marching On and On

Updated on May 1, 2011

Garden remedies a2z / terminate the little pests

I do not mind the little ant as long as it is in the woods or sand way far from me or my home If the tiny pests are annoying your household here are two sure remedies to end the issue once and for all. These are time, money saving Eco friendly remedies. The third remedy is for garden bug-gers.(snails, cut-worms, slugs or soft bodied insects)

#1. Sprinkle flour in the area the army of ants comes through. You can also sprinkle in the sidewalk cracks, around the edge of the house, driveway, concrete steps, wherever they have an entrance. You do not need much flour. This border they will not risk. They are repelled by flour. If they do cross the border the very breath is sucked from the pests. Sprinkle flour under your cupboard if the pests are entering that a way.

.#2. If there is an army ant pile by your sidewalk, back porch or any other entrance try this terminator. Grab a funnel from your kitchen or garage. If you do not have one you can make one with foil. Boil water. Put the funnel into the ant hole or farm. Take the pan of boiling h2o (use pot holders or oven mitts) pour the very hot h2o into the funnel. The water obviously burns and drowns the pests in one easy quick remedy. The battle is won by you..The ants stop marching on and on who rah, who rah.

#3. These are quick remedies that wipe out snails, cut--worms, slugs, or soft bodied insects on you garden or flower plants. Use safely, wear sunglasses and gloves. Sprinkle a small amount on top of the garden or flower plant the soft body insect is enjoying. Sprinkle ashes around the plants that any snails, slugs or cut-worms are munching on. You can also sprinle ashes around your house to stop the pests The moisture is sucked right out of them bug-ers.

I used to get so upset. I would go outside and there were holes in my Hosta plants .It was then my friend told me of the beer solution. Snails and slugs like beer, a lot. They drink and drown..This works , it really does. So next time you drink a beer, save half of a can and pour the remainder around a couple of plants.These time and money saving remedies are tested and approved by myself and others during many gardening years. My Hosta plants are thriving. I wonder why? hmm

These simple remedies are sent with Love. In Joy your gardens Take what you can use, pass it on and leave the rest behind. lol lol Come back soon for more home and garden remedies.

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      vespawoolf 5 years ago from Peru, South America

      I used to have an ant farm as a child so I have a soft spot in my heart for ants, until they march into my kitchen and house! There's a park across the street from our house and we have ant invasions at times in the summer. I've heard of the beer can killer, but have never tried flour. It must confuse them so they can't follow the trail. Will give it a try! Thank you for sharing.

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      skye2day 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      friend of truth Yep the flour works like a charm they get lost in it and can not see on and on. They stop marching. Molasis hey Hmmmm. It sorta worked. Well that is a good thing. Next time add the flour cheaper too. Hugs friend (-;

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      FriendofTruth 6 years ago from Michigan

      Man, I had such a problem with ants on my fruit trees this summer - it drove me nuts! I read to put mollasses and they can't stand it, so far they're smaller in number but still hanging around. Next spring I'll have to try the flour!

      Thanks for the advice!

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      RichardCMckeown 6 years ago

      Great and useful points here, skye2day.

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      Sa`ge 7 years ago from Barefoot Island

      Great hub, thanks I did not know about flour. that i need to know. thanks again :D hugs :D dancing on them tabs of yours. :D hugs :D

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      Tom T 7 years ago from Orange County, CA

      Wow. I'm bookmarking this one. Thanks for the useful tidbits. We have roaches at the office and the building owner doesn't seem to care. Anything I can do there?

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      skye2day 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      dream on Hello mighty brother. No I am not sure about a june bug? Community forum, hub ages, gardening? Are they like an ant?

      This was one of my first hubs. I was not certain of my purpose here. In hindsight I was being molded to share the good news of Salvation through the hubs. Sure this might help others but the most important thing anyone needs is salvation through Jesus Christ by the forgivness of sins so that they are made righteous in God and have eternal life in Heaven. ALL Glory to God.

      This hub seemed so very long ago. God was pruninng me in the way I should go. He is awesome. Bless you dream on. I thank God you read this. A great reminder of who I belong to. Hugs.

      Thank You big times for coming over. I was truly Blessed. Too Much.(-; Hugs.

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      DREAM ON 7 years ago

      Will try the flour and then the hot water to finish them a day later.Great ideas.If you have any tips for June bugs????Much appreciated.

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      stars439 7 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Enjoyed this hub and thank you for sharing. God Bless You.

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      Shari 8 years ago from New York, NY

      Great tips here. After you sweep the flour up .. I would give the floor a little clean up with vinegar. . they will never ever come back then .. lol Excellent Hub. . big thumbs up!

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      Lolahi 8 years ago

      Poor ants! I do detest them, so I will try the flour trick.

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      Alfreta Sailor 8 years ago from Southern California

      I haven't had ants for awhile now, but I will keep those tips in mind. Great hub.

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      Niteriter 8 years ago from Canada

      I'm offended! I have many ants in my family who are very nice to me! ... oh wait a minute. Never mind, that's "aunts" I'm thinking of. Carry on!

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      ftgfmom 8 years ago

      sorry, hit the button to many times. :(

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      ftgfmom 8 years ago

      I got to try it. We've been battling ants. Got to go get some flour. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!

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      ftgfmom 8 years ago

      I got to try it. We've been battling ants. Got to go get some flour. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!

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      ftgfmom 8 years ago

      I got to try it. We've been battling ants. Got to go get some flour. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!

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      Peggy Woods 8 years ago from Houston, Texas

      I had heard that about the flour and I can also verify that the beer attracts snails and slugs. I have put it in a shallow dish and the snails climb in and apparently get so tipsy after drinking that they end up drowning. I did not know that just pouring it directly on the ground would have the same effect.

      Living in humid Houston, we have lots of little snails everywhere. Wonder what the neighbors will think if our ground starts smelling like a brewery? LOL

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      Tracy711 8 years ago

      I so injoyed your lesson on bugs. Ants especially they tend to march on and on in my kitchen all the time. So thank you for the wonderful advice I will gladly try it. Also you write beautifully and I know I will love reading your hubs.

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      Juliet Christie Murray 8 years ago from Sandy Bay Jamaica

      Real nice important timely household hints. good.

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 8 years ago

      Thanks for these great tips!

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      Pastor Dr. Carlotta Boles 8 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

      GREAT TIPS!!! Skin-So-Soft Bath Oil works great on kitchen cabinets if you have problems with ants on your cabinets!! I never have to worry about them there!!! Blessings!!!

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      Cindy Letchworth 8 years ago from Midwest, U.S.A.

      Great tips. I will pass these one to some friends you have problems with these little beasts.

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      Gods Garden 8 years ago

      Great Tips...Thanks!!!!!!!!!!

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      Kimber777 8 years ago from PA

      Thanks for the helpful tips!