Do you have ant problems in your house or where you work? Have you tried to get rid of them without success?
We used to have ant problems, especially in our kitchen. Nothing worked well for eliminating them. We would kill individual ants, and try to keep our kitchen free from leftover food crumbs, but more ants would show up on our counter tops, in our dishwasher, and in our garbage.
Then we tried Terro Liquid Ant Baits. This has worked like a charm for us! Maybe this will work for you as well.
What Has Worked for You for Ant Control?
Ha :-) Yes, I bet the ants don't mind an upside down ant trap at all -- they seem to go nuts over the sweet syrupy bait.
I love the Terro ant bait and you are correct - it works! I was putting them out upside down at first, but they still worked. DUH... I always keep them on hand, but they do last a long time.
Thanks, Tolovaj, for your comment. I haven't tried the do-it-yourself methods yet, but as you say, the idea is the same. Luckily the ants haven't been bad enough to consider moving, either out of our house, or my work studio :-) And I haven't seen more than a handful of ants in either place since my "treatment" (wait til next spring, though...)
I just moved to another apartment!
No, seriously, killing the queen is the only way to win. I heard about similar bait, but it was do-it yourself option: you have to mix borax with sugar (3 or 4 parts of sugar and 1 part of borax). The idea is the same. Workers should give this to the queen. I heard you can use baking powder instead of borax and it is also worth a try. But if you live in a large building with many apartments and many colonies already spread everywhere, moving to another place doesn't look so bad after all...
We fight this battle every spring. Diatomaceous earth is our main weapon. I'll have to try this one.
Useful tips. I try not to worry about them, but they can get you down!
Yes, I figure ants in the house are just a fact of life, especially where we live. But at least we've been able to reduce the number coming in this spring! I see just the stray ant now, and not any for the last 3 - 4 days.
Who doesn't have issues with ants coming into the house. It seems no matter how hard I try to eliminate the reasons and paths as to why and how they show up anyway. Thanks for the great tips on getting rid of house ants.
It's great that you don't have ant problems now, ohcaroline! I'm hoping we'll be remaining ant free for longer now.
I could have used this information in the past...but don't have any problems now. I will remember this though should I have a future need. Thanks for the information.