Ants in your home can be a problem. In the summer here in Cyprus, they are at epidemic levels! Every summer without fail they appear as if by magic. Just dare to drop a microscopic crumb on the floor and watch as an army of Ants appear from thin air! You may be thinking, “So what, an iddy biddy Ant can’t hurt you”, but I can assure you that on opening a previously sealed, unopened packet of your favourite biscuits and finding it is full of Ants!.....well! They will infiltrate everything, in your flour, in your sugar, in your rice, not nice. If you don’t wipe down your work tops after every use, be assured you will soon see an army of Ants wiping it down for you, I kid you not! So what can you do? I am not one to condone the killing of any living thing, but if it’s a choice of Ant infested food stuff in my cupboards or dead Ants, my biscuits win every time. There are many remedies for the destruction of Ants such as sprays, traps, pouring boiling water down their nest.....if you can find it! Here is an effective remedy that I read somewhere a while ago and it works.
Mix together equal amounts of Castor sugar and Baking soda with a little water making a paste. It is important to use CASTOR sugar and not ordinary granulated sugar. As they are both as fine in consistency, the Ants can’t separate/distinguish the one from the other thus eating BOTH! This is important. Put down the mix where you know Ants normally appear, along the backs of your worktops, or near doors, windows etc. The Ants will soon seek it out and start eating and taking some back to their nest to share with the rest of the army, more importantly the Queen. Here is what happens: If your squeamish stop reading now J. They eat the mixture and the digestive acid in their stomachs reactes with the Baking soda and builds up a gas, and as ANTS CAN’T FART!, it will inflate them and thus eradicate them! I could have said BLOW THEM UP!, but that’s not nice, but then again, is there a nice way to kill Ants?
Your choice, share your food with Ants.....or not!
Till next time, be well. x
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