Please help, how to get rid of sugar ants!
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Momma (MeMe) - posted on 08/19/2012
Yep, ant be gone!! Awesome, awesome stuff!! We use it each spring and within a day or two, they are all gone and do not come back, until next spring. It is super cheap and last years. The ants love it and take it back to the queen, then it kills all of them, including the queen. Wonderful stuff.
Terro, sounds to be very similar. Perhaps this is the States version of Ant be gone...
Pepermint Oil (not extract, the oil). We used to get sugar ants all the time and my mom told me this trick (she learned it from a bunch of hippies when my parents lived in Berkeley, California - lol). We put it on all the window sills, door threasholds, baseboards, etc. It smells great and the ants won't cross it.
Then, of course, you get the die hard buggers. We track where they're coming in from (follow their marching line) then we spray it with Raid and use caulk to close up the hole (and then put extra pepermint oil around the area as a precaution). The first year we moved into our house we had millions of ants, but since we started our anti-ant regime we get maybe 1 or 2 mini invasions a year and they are taken care of pretty quickly with the Raid and caulk.
Dana - posted on 07/24/2011
Yep, I'm with Mary. The only thing I've found that works great is Terro. You can also buy it where the liquid is isolated so no kids or animals can get to it.
These are the ones I use. http://www.terro.com/products.php?produc...
Laura Zoey - posted on 07/24/2011
They haven't gotten to the pet food, we feed the cats up high on a shelf type thing and the dog food is in the kitchen where oddly enough no ants have gotten.
Today I found a swarm on a soda can that had fallen behind the couch.
Minnie - posted on 07/24/2011
Still fighting them, huh? Thankfully we don't have that issue in a fourth-floor apartment but I wonder how bug problems will be when we move to a house on a conrete slab...
Do they go for the pet food? That was always the problem at my mother's.
Mary - posted on 07/24/2011
We've had this problem every spring since moving into this house. Honestly, the only product that we have found effective is Terro.
It's 4 bucks for this little vial. You put a few drops on a piece of cardboard. We usually do this right before bedtime. The ants go into a feeding frenzy, swarm all over this stuff, and then happily carry it back to their colony, and, most importantly, the queen. It takes about 2-3 days, but it does get rid of them. It is safe to use in a home with small children and pets.
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