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#1 KBM

Posted 30 January 2013 - 07:09 PM

Ok, so I understand, your hungry and my children are so very caring and thoughtful that they purposely drop crumbs, a stray macaroni elbow, a drop of cordial on the floor for you in various places - the dining table, the couch, the kitchen (whoops, that was me).  But how often doI need to vacume, I mean really, that crumb you had 20 of your mates hanging onto was only 1mm square!

But whats the story with invading my study/guest bedroom - heads up ants - there is no food in here!!  I have some bills (your welcome to eat them!), a computer, some camping chairs and other miscellaneous items that should be in the shed but they havent made their way there yet since moving.  No food!

Also, whats with invading DDs bedroom - its upstairs and there is no food and drink (other than water) allowed upstairs.  Is her cherry lipgloss really that good!

How do I get rid of you!!!!!!!!!!!!

#2 Justaduck

Posted 30 January 2013 - 07:55 PM

I tried going through all of the natural and not really poisonous ideas I saw on line...everything from cinnamon to bay leaves, baby powder etc...the only thing I have found to kill them and keep them out is Spray & Wipe...we have the ants come up though holes in the grout so I flood their little tunnel with the S&W

#3 Lucrezia Borgia

Posted 30 January 2013 - 07:58 PM

Ants are taking over the world. Crumb by minute crumb ....sad.gif

#4 stephanu

Posted 30 January 2013 - 08:04 PM

I have ants right now too. They are coming in my spare bedroom, walking up the hallway, and then out through the bathroom window. This hall is on the OTHER side of the house to the kitchen, dining, living etc.

We outdoor surface sprayed all around the windows as well as inside bug spray. They stopped for about 2 days and now they are back and driving me crazy.

#5 ninaswalk

Posted 30 January 2013 - 08:10 PM

1 cup of raw sugar, 1 cup of breadcrumbs, 1 tbs borax.  Place on a shallow plate/tray and place where the ants are.  It'll take about 24 hrs but they'll feed on it and take it back to the nest and they'll be gone.  I did this the other day and haven't had an ant in the kitchen since original.gif

#6 KBM

Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:09 PM

Borax hey, I knew there was a reason I didnt throw out that 3/4 used tub of borax when I moved house 10 months ago and of which I havent used since moving into that house, some 4 years before that!

#7 littlesticky

Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:42 PM

Used Ant Rid last night, it has borax in it. Haven't seen them today. They wanted to start a nest in my fridge mad.gif

#8 sophiasmum

Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:45 AM

Yes, we have been getting ants in the house lately too, they are annoying little buggers.

#9 taby

Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:25 AM

I just got invaded and used 1 teaspoon borax and 1 teaspoon castor sugar.  The little buggers are long gone now.  I highly recommend it.  Just put it in a shallow lid and leave where they are and they will soon go ÿummy yummy"and cark it!!!

#10 Feral-chillibean

Posted 10 February 2013 - 08:58 PM

Is borax dangerous to small humans?

We have a veritable army of ants in our playroom/kitchen and I want them O.U.T.

#11 Kay1

Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:06 PM

Yes it is. I put borax in honey and mix it up then leave it out for the ants. If children eat it is very dangerous so I only put it out once the kids are in bed. Or you can put it in a glass jar with a very tight lid and just a few holes in the lid.

#12 Elk

Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:17 PM

We live on a corner block and I believe they built the house on 100's of ants nests. There seems to be heaps of nests between our side fence and the road, and heaps in our front garden.
We seem to get heaps in our house too.

We've used Ant Rid and no matter what there is always more.

I would love a solution to get rid of them permanently!

#13 CallMeFeral

Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:10 PM

They have been crazy here too. I think there's a countrywide ant crisis or something!
I meant they started off around food. But last week they were in (and I don't mean around, I mean IN) the kettle... WTF???

#14 mybabymonsters

Posted 11 February 2013 - 01:38 AM

They are in my study at the moment.  I can get rid of them, but they keep coming back every 3 or so months in the warmer weather.  I might try that sugar/borax/breadcrumbs solution.

#15 Yomumma

Posted 11 February 2013 - 03:00 AM

I have them everywhere too. Even found them in a sealed jar of peanut butter! I have taken to keeping anything remotely sweet in the fridge. Ant rid didn't work so I spray them with vinegar and that kills them. Temporarily.

#16 grand poobah

Posted 11 February 2013 - 05:16 AM

Sorry, I don't believe any of you--because every freaking ant in the universe lives in my house  ph34r.gif

#17 DS1979

Posted 11 February 2013 - 06:31 AM

We have ants too! Thought it might be due to my grubby kids when they appeared in the lounge room but no, there they are in the bedrooms and hallway too and there are hundreds of them! We put antrid out last night and i vacuumed up heaps of them yesterday so fingers crossed they are gone.

#18 Coffeegirl

Posted 11 February 2013 - 06:47 AM

I'm finding the buggers in the car.   And we don't eat or drink in there ever.


#19 lclb

Posted 11 February 2013 - 08:00 AM

We have them in the bath tub... not too sure what they are doing in there as they don't seem to be cleaning off the ring of scum!

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