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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Aloha Friday #16


Welcome to this week’s edition of Aloha Friday. Thanks to Kailani at An Island Life for starting this fun for Friday. I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response. If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog . Please be sure to head over to her blog to say hello and sign the Mr. Linky there if you are participating.

My question is:

What do you suggest to get rid of ants?

We are infested in our new house :(


36 comments:

Swoozie said...

Ant Terro. It works!

Flying Giggles and Lollipops said...

I hear they will not cross a path of chalk. We draw lines around our tires with chalk when we go camping so the ants do not come into our rv

Michelle said...

We've had serious ant problems in the past as well. I use chemicals: granuals that you spinkle all around the outside of your house near the foundation and then spray that you use inside all around the perimeter. Together it's totally taken care of our problem.

Thom said...

I use the fogger (RAID) when I see 'em. It works for a couple months

Design it Chic said...

I say... smoke them out :)))) jk

Hope you get rid of them tough.. it's a very annoying thing i guess.. so yeah..wish you luck!

Stopping by from An Island Life :)

Happy Aloha Friday!

wkiskizt said...

I usually use Raid, but my neighbor who is an entomologist sort of person said he uses Windex and then puts talc powder at the point of entry. I guess it helps kill them, erase the path, and block the entrance. But I haven't tried it, so I can't promise anything! Good luck!

Sarah said...

Cinnemon and baby powder. The cinnamom deters them and the baby powder dries them up.

Angie said...

We were invaded by ants this spring and I ended up buying Ortho Home Defense and it worked! Now I got to figure out how to get rid of fruit flies....

Auntie E said...

We use Ortho Home defense also. it works great. We also have the Ridex plug in boxes, they really help keep them down. Ortho is used outside around the house. Have a great Aloha Friday.Blog Link is in my name

Jennifer said...

We use Sevin around the outside of our home. I do not like chemicals, however, I detest ants in my home.

Jenni Jiggety said...

I wish I could help! Maybe you could go to Home Depot and see what they suggest!

Ave said...

I use chemicals.

Rob said...

We use ant traps inside and spray and stakes along the perimeter of the house.

Stefany said...

Oh man. Ants are horrible. :(

We have to use chemicals to keep them at bay here. I haven't found a single thing that works otherwise.

I am Harriet said...

If you don't want to use Raid etc. I sometimes use Windex. Makes it easier to clean too :)
Have a great Friday!
http://iamharriet.blogspot.com/2009/08/waiting-for-weather-to-cooperate.html

AudreyO said...

http://www.getridofthings.com/get-rid-of-ants.htm I found this site on getting rid of ants.

Jessi said...

Here at home we do the baby powder thing as well. At camp we use chemicals.

Shelly said...

I've heard you can sprinkle borax around the outside of your house, but I don't know if it works.

shopannies said...

if you find something that really works let me know

Veggiemomof2 said...

Terro Ant killer works great, is cheap @ Walmart, & simple to use. Tear off a piece of cardboard or use a disposable plate. Pour a bit of liquid on it & put it in a high traffic area. The ants walk through it & when they lick their feet later to clean them, it kills them.

blueviolet said...

When it comes to bugs, I rely on chemicals so I use Ortho Home Defense Spray and spray the entire perimeter of the house. It works!

Pamela M. Kramer said...

My hubby uses Amdro.

Erin @ Closing Time said...

We had the same problem. I would love to say that we found a natural remedy, but unfortunately we just had to spray outside around the kitchen door and window. We finally got rid of them.

LADYHIGHTOWER said...

Veggiemomof2-Ants lick their feet? Don't ya just learn something new everyday?? All I can tell you is that I had a cat once that wiped an infestation out! She ate them! http://psychicmamaindigochild.blogspot.com/2009/08/aloha-friday-3-squares.html

{Kiki} said...

For fire ants we use Ortho granules. For indoor we spray Indoor/Outdoor spray that is safe for dogs and kids. We used to have a bug guy, but he didn't do the best. So I do it now and we kept the termite protection/insurance. Aloha and take care.
-Kiki
Great song choice BTW.

Brandi said...

We tried all sorts of home remedies, which didn't work. But we did finally get some stuff from Mike's grandma, but I don't actually know what it's called. Sorry to be of no help!

Baba said...

I wish I knew. We have tons here.

JamericanSpice said...

I've heard something about boric acid or baking soda with vinegar sprinkled around

Kristen Andrews said...

oh yikes I am not sure but chemicals scare me more than ants.

Mellisa said...

I have heard that they won't cross red pepper...weird and I haven't tried it! Aloha!

Everydaywoman said...

I think you really need a chemical spray for this. I don't like foggers, especially if you have young kids. You really have to clear out of the house. Perhaps just a spray, open the windows, and head outside. Never had to use a professional; but if all else fails . . .

Rita T. said...

I haven't found a "cure" yet. I was told that sprinkling borax around their entryways would work. It didn't for me.

Maria@Conversations with Moms said...

Ant spray usually works for us (Raid). It will last about a month before you have to spray again.

Vicki said...

Salt

Annie said...

Terro works wonders!! It really gets rid of them fast!

Nina said...

When you find your answer let me know. I get them in the back door all around our kitchen door. I just vacuum them up and it is OK for a couple days but doesn't solve the real problem.

 
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