Does Get Rid Tattoo Really Work
From Mother Nature Network's Kimi Harris: Little tiny ants have been spotted in our new home, and many people are suffering the same fate across the country. As much as I love spring, I don't like bugs -- especially bugs that can infest a house. Last week I asked for some advice in how to deal with ants naturally as I hadn't time to research it myself since I moved this last weekend. I got such good advice, I had to share it with the readers here at MNN as well. Some of these measures are deterrents. That is, they deter the ants from coming in your house. This seems to work well for those with a mild problem. Others found that they needed to use a method that kills the whole colony of ants. I've compiled the comments and suggestions by category, allowing you to compare the different methods a little more easily. List and captions courtesy of Mother Nature Network . Teresa: We just spray around the openings with pure lemon juice . and it always works for us . something about the acid messes up their sense of tracking.Flickr image courtesy of grongar. Shayla: We use ground cinnamon around where there are coming it. It works really well.Peggy: We spray cinnamon essential oil all around the doors, windowsills, floors, etc. keeps them from coming in. I put the sugar water and borax OUTSIDE!Letia: Another vote for ground cinnamon. Easy to clean up afterwards and worked great for us!!!Jean: Cinnamon and cloves. Makes your house smell nice and the ants just hate it sprinkled right in their path.Patricia: We also use cinnamon oil. We draw borders around everything with a Q-tip dipped in it. They won't cross it.Flickr image courtesy of stevendepolo. Heather: My mother-in-law has success with peppermint essential oil around windows and doors (any entries). Plus her house then smells awesome.Julie: Dr. Bonner's liquid soap in the mint aroma. Mix 1 to 1 with water in a spray bottle. Spray on the ant invasion and watch them suffer.Flickr image courtesy of ohsarahrose. Jennie: We make sure all of our food is sealed up. The honey jar is usually the biggest ant magnet, so it gets a thorough washing and then is placed on a small water-filled saucer in the cupboard. We use a spray bottle filled with water and a squirt of liquid dish soap (I use Seventh Generation) to kill any visible ants. I also look around outside to try to find their hill; pouring a kettle of boiling water on it solves the problem.Christy: I've done what Jennie mentioned too - boiling water does get rid tattoo really work will destroy an ant colony, or weeds popping up between sidewalk cracks or in mulch. It's an easy, purely natural way to kill things that we don't often think about.Flickr image courtesy of USDAgov. Karen: Yes . diatomaceous earth (DE) works well . use food-grade not swimming pool DE. It should be sprinkled around the perimeter of your new home and you can also safely sprinkle it inside where you see them. Do not wet the DE or it will not work. DE isn't an instant kill but should resolve the problem within a week or so.Jami: I have a pretty serious any invasion at my house too. When I moved in last April they had already made themselves at home. I did the cinnamon thing last year and worked ok, but they just kept finding new ways in. My ants weren't attracted to sugary things, but protein, especially the dog food. This year I made some borax cookies and put them in the old fireplace where I noticed the ants returning a week ago. I also sprinkled DE around the perimeter of my kitchen and that seems to have worked better than anything so far for immediate results.Flickr image courtesy of AlishaV. Natalie: Oh! And they will not cross a line drawn in chalk. I drew a line around my window where they were coming in and it kept them at bay. Anali: My grandparents has really good results with the line of chalk, they used powder that you can get at home improvement stores. It comes in a squeezey bottle so it's easy to lay down a line with.Flickr image courtesy of John-Morgan. Jennifer: Ants carry an acidic substance with them always for protection. I do a mix of baking soda and powdered sugar in a plastic lid set in strategic places. I think a little volcanic science experiment happens inside their bodies. Over the course of several days it has made a huge difference.Flickr image courtesy of Michael Francis McCarthy. Lea: I have had success with used coffee grounds, I did know where their entry was, after putting it in the cracks they never returned. I also do know it doesn't kill them, it just makes them move homes, (we have put them on beds outside and we just see them pop up a small distance away.Flickr image courtesy of D'Arcy Norman. Rebecca: Cream of wheat! They eat it & it expands & they explode! Ha! I used it in my garden for ant problems. Kind of makes you wonder what it does to our insides when we eat it tooFlickr image courtesy of Thoth, God of Knowledge. Kristie: Vinegar! Since we switched to using a vinegar/water solution for mopping the floors and cleaning the counters, our ant problem has vanished.Mysty: Vinegar is the one sure solution, but you need to pour it where the ants have their nest, not just to where they walk around. If you find their nest just pour about 0.5-1 L of white (cheap) vinegar. I never had ant problems but my grandparents sometimes has as they has a big farm and there is always an ant problem is some corner of the farm Cath: We used a mixture of vinegar, washing up liquid (ecover) and peppermint oil last year. Tracked them back to their nest and syringed it into the cracks. They never came back. Tea Leaf: We killed our ants by mixing Equal packets with apple juice. It is a neurotoxin to the ants. Scary that people put these in their coffee.Flickr image courtesy of cogdogblog.