Wednesday, August 22, 2007

How to kill ants

If anyone is as frustrated as i am about ants, try these..

Method 1

  1. Purchase pipe tobacco from your local store.
  2. Soak it in warm water overnight.
  3. Decant the liquid and throw away the soggy tobacco.
  4. Pour the liquid over the anthill - they overdose on nicotine and die.
  5. Follow the trail of ants to determine where they come into the house.
  6. Locate the holes, apply the holes with soap or white glue.
  7. Apply baby powder on the trail of ants. Ants that come in contact with the powder will die soon.
  8. Apply more baby powder or red pepper to kill the remaining ants. After they are dead, sweep away the ants and excess powder or red pepper.
  9. If ants enter the house from the windows, use chalk around the window frame. You will be amazed to see how they move away from any chalk lines!
  10. You can also mop the floor with about half liter of water mixed with two to three drops of lavender essential oil. That will keep away ants away, too.

Method 2

  1. Get a shot glass, some salt, and some sugar. Take your middle finger and put it in the bottom of the shot glass, pour the sugar around your middle finger.
  2. Take the salt and quickly remove your middle finger then pour it in the crater left from your middle finger.
  3. Take the shot glass and find the ant hill.
  4. Put the shot glass down so the open drinking end is on the ground and pull it up. This should leave a small pile of sugar with a salt core.
  5. The ants will find the sugar and begin to eat/transport it into their hill. They will keep doing this until they can no longer taste the sugar, then start to get into the salt, which kills them.

Method 3

  1. Fill a spray bottle with highly concentrated soap water.
  2. When you see ants, just spray them and they'll be dead on contact.
  3. Wipe up their nasty dead carcasses with whatever they were trying to eat.
  4. Within an hour, any stragglers will have dissipated.

U can also try,

  • Try a natural repellent such as ground or powdered chili, or used coffee grounds. Citrus peel (ground) works well too. They hate the smell of vinegar; make a solution with water to spray around.
  • For a more permanent solution, find the ant mound, and destroy it using boiling water.
  • If you can't bear to kill them, at the start of summer leave a jar of honey up a tree in the garden. The ants will be happy to stay out of your kitchen.

Thursday, August 16, 2007