The ant population is starting to invade homes across North America now that summer is here. We always find the first one of the season to be kind of adorable, and then we gently flick him of the back deck. This lasts until we get to about the 10th ant where it pretty much turns into an ant-smooshing rampage. See below for a roundup of past posts on ant control and prevention.
We recently got a frustrated late-night phone call asking what to do with an ant infestation in the kitchen. Fortunately this has been a popular topic on Re-Nest. In addition to tons of great tips listed in the posts, commenters have also given some very good advice based on their experiences, so make sure to check the comments too.
A quick review of previous posts shows that Borax seems to be the most recommended solution, though it is very dangerous for pets. Other highlights include cinnamon, chalk, and diatomaceous earth, all of which are considered safe for pets in small quantities.
- Eco-Friendly Ways to Get Rid of Ants
- How To: Prevent and Get Rid of Ants in the Kitchen
- How to Get Rid of Ants? Good Questions
- Battle Ants, From the Outside In
- 16 Ways to Get Rid of Ants
- How To Get Rid of Ants in a Non Toxic Manner, Plenty Magazine
- Household Pest Control: 5 Natural Bug Repellents
(Image: That's So Yummy)