How do i get rid of ants?

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How do i get rid of ants?

Post: #274378 southeast-isher
Tue May 28, 2013 6:23 am

How do i get rid of ants without using any nasty chemicals?

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Re: How do i get rid of ants?

Post: #274380 contadina
Tue May 28, 2013 7:31 am

If they are in the garden I leave them to their own devices, but if they building a nest in pavement cracks near the house, boiling hot water works a treat. A quick/instant death; just keep your eyes out for more ants and repeat as necessary until they decide to nest elsewhere.

Oops, beat me to it Susie :iconbiggrin:

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Re: How do i get rid of ants?

Post: #274381 southeast-isher
Tue May 28, 2013 8:16 am

Thanks both of you.

I am in a hotel in Nepal.

The ants are coming in through a window - the nest must be the other side of the wall but i wouldn't be able to get to it.


So there's loads of them crawling in through the window and all in the bathroom over the sink and spreading.

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Re: How do i get rid of ants?

Post: #274382 Carltonian Man
Tue May 28, 2013 8:17 am

Could try a sprinkling of powdered cinnamon near thresholds etc. Ants don't like to cross it.

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Re: How do i get rid of ants?

Post: #274395 southeast-isher
Tue May 28, 2013 2:49 pm

Carltonian Man wrote:Could try a sprinkling of powdered cinnamon near thresholds etc. Ants don't like to cross it.


ooh, now that sounds like a good idea. i saw some cinnamon essential oil in the gift shop - do you think that would do?

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Re: How do i get rid of ants?

Post: #274401 doofaloofa
Tue May 28, 2013 3:44 pm

This sounds like a job for the Pink Panther

"Dead ant,
dead ant,
dead ant, dead ant, dead ant.
Dead ant, dead ant"






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Re: How do i get rid of ants?

Post: #274405 wabbit955
Tue May 28, 2013 6:18 pm

when I got loads in doors I hovered them up that worked a treat
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