Fill the crater with baking soda about half way up and pour vinegar over it. I found 2lb of last years strawberries in the freezer and Brother-in-law brought more from his garden at the weekend (and I have enough of my own to have some everyday for a few more days) so I made some strawberry jam, chucked in the half pound of gooseberries that were all I rescued from the 2 new gooseberry bushes (ruined by ants I think) to help it set and a packet of pectin too, just to be sure. Flies, mosquitoes and ants are found in multitude by nearly every property .Learn how to get rid of gnats in house or outdoors. I don’t mind the ants outside, but not in the house! They are everywhere outside, in the front yard and backyard! This is how colonies of ants are exterminated, and sugar ants are the easiest ants to kill because they’re small, voracious scavengers. Using vinegar to clean instead of bleach is a good way to naturally control sugar ant invasions.
These ants walk in long, slow lines, giving away their nest sites to anyone with the good sense to follow them outside. Yes, it will make them reproduce faster with a good food source, so this is only a temporary solution. So when they invade our property they can cause havoc,as they will use our food supply as their own. What they can do is cause panic in the nest and trigger what is called “budding” within the colony. Basically, this means that the colony will split and move to different areas and will then proceed to reproduce at a faster rate to replenish. I googled how to rid the house of ants and read that some people are mixing, in equal portions, Borax and powdered sugar and placing that in areas where ant congregate. Then I got onto Amazon and bought some boric acid online and then went down to the supermarket and found 500gm Borax on the laundry shelves for $3.50. 3. Lock down your house.
I have tried sprays and have put those little traps everywhere in the house. Let’s say you put that lid full of jam in an area less obtrusive and let the sugar ants crawl all over the stuff, wouldn’t that be better than having them all over your counter? Having separate structures for your hatchery and kibble/utility dinos will help keep lag more manageable, and also your kibble/utility dinos won’t be eating up the food troughs that are for your hatchlings. Well, I got even more ants, hundreds of ant. I found starting with some basics and working my way up to more complicated things helped. However, I have found one solution that just might help, but it is going to sound a little crazy. Maybe you have tried a little bit of everything and nothing has worked. Okay, so you have sugar ants invading your kitchen. Sugar ants have a very negative reaction when you use any store bought sprays. One of the girls actually said “I can’t wait to be home and not have to look down randomly and see an ant on me” What a lovely surprise it will be for them if they can come home to an ant-free house!
The signal for me to get out some cross-stitch and settle down to watch. The truth is, these pests are hard to get rid of (even for pest control professionals), so you have your work cut out for you. We have cockroaches. Lots of cockroaches! Lots of shops closing or moving in Leiston. We had a walk round the charity shops. If you try this and it still is not working, call me and I will help you figure out a solution. So I decided that I had to try it. They come into a house because it is the best place to find food, especially the kitchen. They come in endless streams like rush hour traffic in Seattle and you need to know how to stop them. Make sure you use White Vinegar, and not apple cider vinegar or something like that. Make your dino pen according to these particular dinos, think ahead on how to optimize space to fit everything in there in a nice and organized way and make sure to leave room for your utility dinos (anky, doed, beaver/roll-rat, a therizino/bear for fiber). The 32 lengths without stopping I used to do years ago will be 40 lengths here and a long time away I think.
If so, I will be sprinkling this along the foundation of our house quarterly. Lately with all the rain, we have had tons in the house. In fact, many of the things that you have tried have made the problem much worse! In the meantime, best of luck in getting these things wiped out! Now that you have their nest figured out and have redirected them to a feeding trough, you can do a couple of things. The store bought baits just don’t have the draw that gets the ants to take it back to the nests, but with this method, it might actually work. I realize that I just told you that the store bought baits don’t work very well and they don’t, but now you have their full attention. This is because anything that you can get over the counter is just a repellent based pesticide and repellents do not work on sugar ants.