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When my eldest got his first apartment last summer- it had a reoccurring ant issue. Two kinds of ants no less.
He had tried unsuccessfully all of the pesticides spays at the stores(he has no pets) as well as ant traps to no avail.
The kept coming back from different places- including out from behind his electrical outlet.
Silly kid never asked his mama what to do before he spent a bunch of money.
He finally told me about the issue out of frustration.
This solution I gave him worked.
Borax mixed with sugar. They take it back to the colony and they never come back.
All he did was put some of it on his counter top in a lid from a jar, let them find it and tell all their little ant friends who showed up in droves and they were all over it for a couple of days. Almost a year later and still no ants have returned. He was amazed.
I bet his neighbors are as well because all the ants just magically disappeared for them!
Something else that works is Avon Skin So Soft bath oil spray - they won't cross it... but they may come back from a different place.
I used to use it around the base of a bird cage that ants used to attack so they would not try to get the food the bird dropped.
Birds are highly sensitive to fumes, etc .... it is non toxic and worked like a charm.
Last edited by whata_dog; 05-21-2017 at 12:50 PM.