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Ants In The Kitchen

Ants In The Kitchen

Tip: How To Control Ants In Your KitchenBy poehere 8 found this helpfulJanuary 15, 2016When I was growing up during the warm summer months my grandma's kitchen would be filled with ants. Each morning we would wake up to ants around the sink, on the counters, and crawling up the cupboards. One day she hired a person to come to the house to spray for the ants. Afterwards, we couldn't use the kitchen for several hours and had to disinfect the countertops and sink area. After the spraying my grandmother took sick. The smell of the spray was toxic to her and put her in the hospital for a few days. During this time I needed to clean the kitchen and try to air out the home so she could return. I decided to clean the windows in the kitchen. I noticed that we had ants again. The spay they used didn't stop the ants in the kitchen or garden. When I was cleaning the windows I decided to spray the ants with Windex. I saw the ants dying off quickly. For the next week we didn't have a single ant in our kitchen. When the ants returned a few weeks later I sprayed them again with Windex. This seemed to be the perfect solution to control the ants in the kitchen.Windex was't harmful to my grandmother and the ammonia in the Windex was perfect for cleaning the kitchen. We used Windex on the stove and refrigerator to clean the stovetop and outside of the refrigerator. Now we used Windex on the counter, around the baseboards, and sink area. We no longer had ants in our home.Years ago we didn't have Internet, home remedies, or other solutions to control ants. When we had an ant problem we just took out the bottle of Windex and sprayed the kitchen.Today I still use Windex or another brand of window cleaner to control ants in my home. I guess some old tricks stick with us through the years. Ad Comment Was this helpful? 8By anglophile February 24, 20164 found this helpfulAn exterminator said to put your used but unwashed jelly, jam and other sugar containing items outside near ant's access and they will clean those up and stay out of the house, works for us. I keep them hidden behind a decorative item. They will clean up those with regular sugar first and if desperate will clean out those with corn syrup. I have only had ants since if I forget to put the jars out in the spring. Saves the ants a long walk, lol. Reply Was this helpful? 4Read More Comments
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Ants In The Kitchen

Be patient while the bait attracts and kills the ants. Right after you have set out poisonous bait targeted to the ants’ taste, you will probably see an increase in the number of ants around your house. That is because the bait is drawing them in. This is what you want, because the more ants around the bait, the more ants are taking it back to the nest to kill the rest of the colony. Keep in mind that this baiting extermination process might take some time. That is because you aren’t just killing the ants walking around your house, you have to kill multiple ‘’’generations’’’ of ants, including the adult ants, their pupae, (which are the ants still in their cocoon stage), the larvae, and the eggs. This process can take anywhere from a few days to weeks. When using this bait system, all other foods need to be eliminated. The bait can’t have other foods sources tempting the ants. You want the ants to take the toxic bait, and the toxic bait only. Also, do not disturb the ants or bait once the ants have started eating it. If you still have ants after two weeks of letting the bait sit, replace the kind of bait you are using. It evidently is not effective or as effective as it should be.
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Ants In The Kitchen

When I was growing up during the warm summer months my grandma's kitchen would be filled with ants. Each morning we would wake up to ants around the sink, on the counters, and crawling up the cupboards. One day she hired a person to come to the house to spray for the ants. Afterwards, we couldn't use the kitchen for several hours and had to disinfect the countertops and sink area. After the spraying my grandmother took sick. The smell of the spray was toxic to her and put her in the hospital for a few days. During this time I needed to clean the kitchen and try to air out the home so she could return. I decided to clean the windows in the kitchen. I noticed that we had ants again. The spay they used didn't stop the ants in the kitchen or garden. When I was cleaning the windows I decided to spray the ants with Windex. I saw the ants dying off quickly. For the next week we didn't have a single ant in our kitchen. When the ants returned a few weeks later I sprayed them again with Windex. This seemed to be the perfect solution to control the ants in the kitchen.Windex was't harmful to my grandmother and the ammonia in the Windex was perfect for cleaning the kitchen. We used Windex on the stove and refrigerator to clean the stovetop and outside of the refrigerator. Now we used Windex on the counter, around the baseboards, and sink area. We no longer had ants in our home.Years ago we didn't have Internet, home remedies, or other solutions to control ants. When we had an ant problem we just took out the bottle of Windex and sprayed the kitchen.Today I still use Windex or another brand of window cleaner to control ants in my home. I guess some old tricks stick with us through the years. Ad
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When I was growing up during the warm summer months my grandma's kitchen would be filled with ants. Each morning we would wake up to ants around the sink, on the counters, and crawling up the cupboards. One day she hired a person to come to the house to spray for the ants. Afterwards, we couldn't use the kitchen for several hours and had to disinfect the countertops and sink area. After the spraying my grandmother took sick. The smell of the spray was toxic to her and put her in the hospital for a few days. During this time I needed to clean the kitchen and try to air out the home so she could return. I decided to clean the windows in the kitchen. I noticed that we had ants again. The spay they used didn't stop the ants in the kitchen or garden. When I was cleaning the windows I decided to spray the ants with Windex. I saw the ants dying off quickly. For the next week we didn't have a single ant in our kitchen. When the ants returned a few weeks later I sprayed them again with Windex. This seemed to be the perfect solution to control the ants in the kitchen.Windex was't harmful to my grandmother and the ammonia in the Windex was perfect for cleaning the kitchen. We used Windex on the stove and refrigerator to clean the stovetop and outside of the refrigerator. Now we used Windex on the counter, around the baseboards, and sink area. We no longer had ants in our home.Years ago we didn't have Internet, home remedies, or other solutions to control ants. When we had an ant problem we just took out the bottle of Windex and sprayed the kitchen.Today I still use Windex or another brand of window cleaner to control ants in my home. I guess some old tricks stick with us through the years.
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Anthony March 25, 2017 at 10:30 pm ReplyI had a problem with the little fast crazy ants (about 1/16″ long) coming into the kitchen. They loved the trash can and would come in every night in the dark and be all over it. The key to stopping them was finding out how they were getting in. They followed a very precise trail from their entry point. Very carefully watching the ants on the return path led to the entry hole, which was an incredibly small hole between two floor tiles, under the refrigerator. The hole was only big enough for one tiny and to fit through at a time, although there were hundreds raiding the trash. One drop of kitchen sealant sealed the hole and this let to total hysterics in the ants trapped in the kitchen. They would follow the trail with their feelers but suddenly find it ended, and then would start running in circles. Shortly there was a huge group of ants doing this and after about 30 minutes they all slowed down and stopped next to each other, like cars in a parking lot. Apparently stranded ants do this when they can’t get home. I waited until most of them seemed to be in this grouping then ended their misery. For several days after, no ants appeared at the trash can. Then a bunch showed up, and amazingly were using part of the same trail, but this time, back tracking them as before, I followed the trail to a hole in the bathroom doorframe molding. Same solution, plugged the tiny hole, waited for the ants to assemble, and wiped them up. This has pretty much stopped the problem.Since then a few ants have shown up now and then. It is harder to trace individual ants back to their entry points, but I have found that when they are wandering around foraging, a sharp tap with a piece of silverware on the surface near them will immediately make them forget about what they were doing and want to go home. They will rapidly run back on their trail to the entry point. It is really a good idea to have a bright flashlight so that you don’t lose sight of them, because it can be hard to find them again if you do. They like to run along edges and crevices in straight lines when possible, but sometimes have to cross flat areas. If they stop and look like they have changed their mind about going home another sharp tap or two will usually get them going again. Finally they will enter some tiny hole, and then I plug it with sealant, and any other similar holes nearby.The I go along any long seams between surfaces, like where cabinets meet the wall, the edge of sinks and bathtubs, doorframes, floor moldings, etc, to eliminate obvious entry points. But they really seem to like tiny holes most of all.So far what was a big ant problem has become minor, and I haven’t had to use insecticide but once, for a larger entry place under a sink that couldn’t be easily plugged. The ants used to drive us crazy. We are on the third floor of a building and they must live in the walls. But it has been possible to control them mainly without chemicals and actually has been very interesting to watch them.

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