Asked on May 13, 2017

Ants on kitchen counter!!

SharonJewellmartinDody Sebald Myers


5 answers
  • Find out where they are coming in. I have used flour to smother the next. Or vinegar to burn it out.
  • Janet Pizaro
    on May 13, 2017

    Clean the counters as normal,Apply cinnamon or peppermint essentials oils,put borax,or cornmeal. under the cabinets.Apply food grade diatomaceous earth outside.Apply the oils around all windows.Check for mounds outside as well to get to the colonies.
  • Dody Sebald Myers
    on May 14, 2017

    Thanks Janet. I did apply the peppermint essential oil....only I didn't realize a little goes a long way. The fumes over took the entire house!! My son came out of his room and wondered why it smelled like someone was cooking toothpaste! My husband came home and immediately started opening the doors and windows!!! But a few ants are still hangin around. See what tomorrow brings.

  • Jewellmartin
    on May 14, 2017

    Every time we get ants in the kitchen, it has been because I have brought in a new pot of flowers for the kitchen window garden, or because tiny outside ants have found a sweet potato I have rooted in a jar. It's something to check, at least. Best wishes!
  • Sharon
    on May 14, 2017

    I like Victors all natural ant spray, its mainly peppermint. Ants leave a trail that the other colony members can follow to the food source, so unless you get rid of the trail, they will return. The best solution i've found is to spray the house foundation and all door openings.
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