Pesky Pests: How Do You Get Rid of Them

Pesky Pests: How Do You Get Rid of Them

Kristen Lubbe
Jun 3, 2010

I suppose it's just that time of year and I really shouldn't be surprised, but I am. Well, more embarrassed and ashamed than surprised. My kitchen is being overrun by ants and I'm at my wits end of how to take care of them.

I've never had an ant problem before and maybe I got lazy about cleaning over the past few weeks, or maybe it's the insatiable heat that has plagued Philadelphia recently. I could toy with reasons why all day, but, all I really need is help!

Maybe I'm over exaggerating just a tad &mdash but it feels like the ants are taking over my kitchen. Each time I approach the sink I can see them! We have a window above our sink, and we also have a door leading to our back patio next to the counter &mdash those are obviously the entry points.

A few years ago, I would have just gone to the store and picked up a can of Raid. Things have changed a bit and now I have two cats &mdash so it's important for any pest control to be pet friendly. I'm curious about the pest control products, home remedies, magic spells that are used in other homes.

So, now I turn to you, asking for suggestions and help on how to put a stop to this invasion!

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