In my own home I've fought the battle of ants many times over. With two dogs, pet food is a constant snack for that tiny army to carry away in the middle of the night. We've mentioned many ways that have worked for folks in the past, but one writer put 8 different ant deterrents to the test with rather surprising results.
We're still gleaning advice from others on how to deal with this problem, and recently DIY LIfe put 8 common ideas to the test. There's everything from cinnamon, to bay leaves, and even vodka. It's a real life account of what worked, what didn't, and what the ants just considered their own personal buffet. The winner in the end — dish soap and water!
• Read more on ant removal over at DIY Life
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