Posted by: 4whateveritsworth | May 31, 2011

The Ants Came Marching One By One


It’s that time of year. Ant Season. Some years we seem to really battle them. This spring was particularly rainy, so we anticipated more ants than usual.   I try to be as green as possible and avoid using harsh chemicals in and around the house. I’m a big believer in using natural products, like vinegar and baking soda to clean the kitchen and bathrooms.  It isn’t always easy to eradicate pests, like ants, while keeping it green. Unfortunately, we generally find that the only thing that works is spraying the foundation with a chemical in the early spring, before the ants take over.

Recently I read a tip about sprinkling oatmeal as close to an ant nest as possible. The idea is that the ants bring it back to the nest, especially to the Queen, they ingest the oatmeal, drink water, it expands, and they explode.  Not a lovely thought, but it’s supposed to work.  I’m willing to share my morning oatmeal for “the cause”.  We’ll see if it works.  It’s green, and certainly an inexpensive solution.

Have you tried it? Has it worked for you?

Until my next post, 4 whatever it’s worth…..

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