How to determine best pesticide to use around foundation?
Have small, ants that come up the foundation in groves. What is best product to spray around the foundation periodically to keep this from happening?
How to get rid of mice?
We seem to have some unwelcome Mickeys and Minnies in our house. What is the best way to get rid of them?
How to remove popcorn ceiling with asbestos?
I want to remove my popcorn ceiling, but it has asbestos in it. How do I go about this safely?
How to trap fruit flies?
Does anyone know how to get rid of fruit flies with a homemade trap?
How to remove popcorn ceiling with vacuum?
Is there a way to use a vacuum to remove a popcorn ceiling?
How to fix a crack in a door frame?
How to fix a door frame with a split in it?
How do you get rid of sink/drain flies?
I would like to know how to get rid those pesty little sink/drain flies. I've tried baking soda and vinegar, drain cleaners and put plastic over the drains.
What can I do about these invisible bugs that are biting us???
I tried sprays, on dog and on the yard. I tried flea collars and oil tubes. THey're biting my family and my sweetie boo dog!! Help!!
Ants can be destroyed by using something as common as Jiffy corn muffin mix (available at many grocery stores for about fifty cents). Just open the box and sprinkle it in the area where they are seen, do not bake it, just fresh from the box.
They take it back to the colony and it wipes them out. Repeat as often as necessary-No pesticides needed.
White vinegar is what I use.
Sprays will just kill the ants you can see "scouts" and "workers" Won't kill the nest. They'll keep on coming back and you need to reapply. As a former maintenance supervisor we used Terro granules. Sprinkle it around, they take it back to the nest, kills the nest.
I use diatomaceous earth for ants, it’s all natural and pet safe. Clears up the ants pretty darn quick without chemicals.
Hi Tom. I'm Cindy. Spritz the ants with good, old fashion white vinegar. Spray it around the perimeter of your home. Both indoors and outdoors. Repeat this process in 3 or 4 days to kill any eggs that were left behind the first time. Good luck Tom.
https://www.familyhandyman.com/pest-control/9-myths-about-ants-you-need-to-stop-believing/view-all/ more https://bainpestcontrol.com/blog/5-myths-ants-debugged/ Amdro ant bait just sprinkle a little on the trail they carry back to nest kills queen nest gone. putting anything that is organic(muffin mix,sugar etc,) is only food for them,putting anything even the Amdro ant bait directly on mound(put it on trail) only confuses excites them to point they don't pick it up or just move entrance that is why you think they have died.You can mix boric acid with either muffin mix or cornmeal it is basically same as Amdro ant bait. Both are poison so I usually put something over area I put the Amdro like a flower pot or something to cover it if you have kids or pets a rock maybe. It only takes a few hrs for ants to carry bait to nest and with in 24hrs nest will be entirely gone.
I use packaged cornbread mix that says it is sweetened and put it where they are. They will take it to the mound, everyone will eat it and die, they can't digest the cornmeal, but will take it because it is sweetened. Little goes a long way.
I read this from : Itsmemic
Medicated powder from the Dollar Tree. It has eucalyptus in it...menthol...I puff it around my homes foundation..and inside under my birdcages in the cracks under moldings. Work immediately and they never come back. I do this at the first sign of ants..in one day..GONE. The powder is in a very large container and lasts quite awhile too !! And smells great !
Not toxic to my birds OR dog
What if you make a barrier around the house.
I did some research, since we know what works for one person doesn't always work for another. I found this site and it's pretty informative. I know some tips you may not be able to use but there are some good ones also that will hopefully help.
Ants are so weird. One time I found them inside the freezer in the garage!! What would possess them to go inside a freezer only to die? They must have sent signals back or something ~ there were no ant trails only a freezer full of dead ants. Hasn't happened since.
Ant Spray - https://www.hometalk.com/diy/outdoor/pest-repeller/cheap-easy-homemade-ant-spray-31195184?
Cheap & Easy Homemade Ant Spray