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Last week I started seeing a few ants on the counter. I have yet to see more than 4-5 at any one time but I know they are plotting against me. Removed all food on the counter and bought some of those bait traps. Kitchen is about 15’ up off the sidewalk, House is two years old and first time I’ve ever seen one. There is a window my wife insist keeping open. Anybody have suggestions on the best way to eliminate them? Have a two year old so a little cautious about spraying everywhere.
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Twenty Mule Team borax and honey. See YouTube. Put some out and the ants will return it as food to the queen. When she dies, the ant eggs go away, hence the ant colony dies off. Need a week or so but you can observe the and problem dissolve away.
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Originally Posted by bjm9818 View Post
Last week I started seeing a few ants on the counter. I have yet to see more than 4-5 at any one time but I know they are plotting against me. Removed all food on the counter and bought some of those bait traps. Kitchen is about 15’ up off the sidewalk, House is two years old and first time I’ve ever seen one. There is a window my wife insist keeping open. Anybody have suggestions on the best way to eliminate them? Have a two year old so a little cautious about spraying everywhere.
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Twenty Mule Team borax and honey. See YouTube. Put some out and the ants will return it as food to the queen. When she dies, the ant eggs go away, hence the ant colony dies off. Need a week or so but you can observe the and problem dissolve away.
yes, but you don't have to mix it up yourself:

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You have a nest somewhere in the ground near the foundation or in the walls. Are they little black/red ants or large carpenter ants? If they are small ants, bait traps should work pretty well. You can also spray around the foundation as that's most likely where the nest is.
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Originally Posted by Fwpratt View Post
yes, but you don't have to mix it up yourself:

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This!!! Had the same problem, did a search on THT, tried Terro, no problem since.
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keep the kitchen clean and they go away.

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In typical THT fashion you’ll need to burn the house down.
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Terro works.
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There is only one solution - Terro

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Advion ant gel. It was recommended by an exterminator as that's what he uses. Works great and quick too.
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Terro Traps. It's a clear gel in a white plastic "trap" cheap, easy and they work. The ants go in, dissolve, done. I've never had them not work.
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Originally Posted by Fwpratt View Post
yes, but you don't have to mix it up yourself:

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This stuff works. We bought a small bottle years ago. Family and friends have borrowed it. Bottle is still almost 2/3 full since it only takes a couple of drops on a post-it note.
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Get out the fondue have yourself some chocolate covered ants.
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Originally Posted by mbfishing View Post
Advion ant gel. It was recommended by an exterminator as that's what he uses. Works great and quick too.
^^^ This ^^^
Terro works sometimes but the Advion gel is better and seems to work on a wider variety of ants.
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Another vote for the Terro traps. I had the little buggers feeding for a couple of weeks last spring. I had 3 or 4 traps under the baseboard heaters, plus some blobs of MaxForce gel. They'd be on it all day when it was warm, then vanish at night. There were a LOT of them feeding, hundreds if not thousands swarming. Meanwhile, between the walls and the kitchen counters, I washed well with Tilex. Bleach is supposed to wipe out their scent trails. This kept them away from our food and focused on the bait.

Then suddenly they vanished, day and night. This spring they are not back.
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