Thursday, May 8, 2008

Ants Are Marching - No More!


The ants that settled in on the porch finally made a play for the house today. First Son kept saying, "Oh, there's another ant!" Sure enough, there were many. We lined the doorway with cinnamon (which they apparently hate) and Kansas Dad sprinkled some borax on their home. (It was supposed to be mixed with other things, according to our handy guide, Green Clean: The Environmentally Sound Guide to Cleaning Your Home. We'll try that tomorrow if they're still around.)

4 comments:

  1. That book is on my Amazon wish list--I've been eyeing it for a while. Good to know it is actually useful and the stuff is easy to come by.

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  2. I love it. I use most of the recipes for cleaning products and found the stain guide particularly helpful. It's always the first place we look when we need to clean something (or get rid of pests).

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  3. Here's a no-fail ant remedy: BOILING WATER!!!

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  4. Well, once they're inside the house we have a no-fail remedy as well...First Son's foot (hopefully with a shoe on it). But the cinnamon (combined with some outside attacks of borax and wood glue) seem to have stopped the incursion.

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