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What Would You Do If Ants Were To March Into Your Home At Night?

  1. ngureco profile image82
    ngurecoposted 8 years ago

    What Would You Do If Ants Were To March Into Your Home At Night?

  2. hikenjew profile image59
    hikenjewposted 8 years ago

    Ahh, The ever present ant problem. As with any insect problem, you must clean any exposed food that may be around the home. The next step is to find where they seem to be coming from, follow the line of ants back to where they will be originating from(wall, outlet, door jam, carpet, ect.). Now you have a choice, use a nest killing agent found at your local store, Wal-mart, Target, ect. and place it at the base of where they are entering your home, allowing them to carry the POISON back to the nest and it will kill the colony from with-in.
       Or the You find out where they are entering your home from the outside( the dirt will look granulated and mound shaped) and you use a sugar and fruit based mixture in a small amount of water, placing this mixture away from your home from the colony entrance to another location.
       The last option is to pack-up and move, leaving the keys with a drone ant, never to return. There are other options, these two I have had great success with. The sugar mixture requires a week to get them away from your home, apply the water mix each day, a little further away each time. Good luck!

  3. Lisa HW profile image71
    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    Ants pretty much march into my kitchen for about four weeks each June. I don't quite know how they do it, but they find a way somewhere under the door (or something).  By July (just about when I think I'm going to lose my mind if they don't leave) they're gone.  Other than put a couple of ant traps down, I pretty much just keep cleaning everything and living with it (unhappily).  They've taught me to always(all year round) use well sealed cannisters for anything that isn't in a can or a jar and keep the cabinet doors closed at all times.

    I have a great collection of sealed containers and canisters, might look, to anyone who sees inside my cabinets, like I have OCD, and keep buying more with every food that needs another one - still, it's a good way not to have to worry about whether any ants have walked through any food.  This isn't a great answer, I know, but it eliminates a lot of poison being sprayed around the house.

  4. James Mark profile image60
    James Markposted 8 years ago

    We have relatively minor crawling ant problems from time to time, but the worst was an annual swarm of flying ants which even get into the bedroom. The trusty vacuum cleaner applied almost non-stop until they move on was our solution.

  5. movearoundus profile image51
    movearoundusposted 8 years ago

    We all know the term "cleanliness is godliness", so we have to keep our house, especially kitchen rooms neat and clean to protects ants specially in the June - July, when those tiny creatures out to collect their foods for future. Use sealed containers, use hygienic sprays (which wouldn't affect your foods), wash every corner with detergents etc.

  6. TheWatchman profile image86
    TheWatchmanposted 8 years ago

    Use chalk, its cheap and effective.  I'm not sure why, but a line of chalk around your floor will probably deter ants better than most store bought poisons.  They absolutely hate the stuff.

  7. Express10 profile image89
    Express10posted 5 years ago

    Seeing as how I already go to great lengths to keep things clean and get rid of crumbs and spills immediately, I would go absolutely nuts! I can't stand pests and would smash every one that I saw, call an exterminator, and a contractor to caulk and close up every opening possible.