Uncommon Ant Repellant
Use this the next time your house gets overrun by those relentless intruders.
The fridge door opens and its cool breeze edges towards you, taking some of the heat off of a hot summers night. It’s late, but you’re hungry anyways. You put up a good battle against good ol’ stomach, but tonight just isn’t your night. You hastily pull out some deli meats, mayonnaise and mustard, then fumble around with the ridiculous plastic bit on an unopened bag of 12-grain Dempsters bread. After what seems to be an eternity, you finally get two slices of bread from the middle of the stack out. At this point, your mouths beginning to get wetter with saliva, in anticipation of this one sandwich you’ve been craving. In your haste you drop your knife with some mayo still smeared on its tip. It hits the floor in thunderous fashion, throwing little bits of mayonnaise across the floor. You pick it up, contempt with your firm beliefs of the five second rule, finish up your sandwich, enter a food induced coma and re-awake the next morning, beaming with satisfaction. As you morning walk your way downstairs and back into the kitchen, you notice that you’re not alone. They’re back, and in numbers too! Those pesky ants you seem to get every year are back, but its okay. You have everything under control!
Ant Party (Photo credit: sbfisher)
So its come to this again. An all out battle between you, your food, and those devilish ants! You hate these ants, but at the same time you’re not comfortable laying traps and poisons around your house just to get rid of them. Don’t worry, there’s a good alternative, cheaper too. You may have heard of Borax before, but not in regards to getting rid of an ant problem. That’s probably because Borax is quite versatile. Its used as a fire retardant, anti-fungal foot soak, to even aiding in the restoration of snake skin and cleaning the brain cavity of a skull before its mounted. Easily a “handy man” of minerals. Its not actually toxic which is a huge plus. One would have to ingest mass amounts of it for it to be dangerous, but I guess its a different story in the case of the ants.
You lay this on their “ant highways”, near the entrance of their hive, or any other place these ants frequent, and they’ll be gone, out of your house in a matter of days. I myself personally have been using this for the past couple of years and its been working wonders. I don’t have to worry about hazardous chemicals and poisons around my house, that can cause harm to myself, my family, or my pets and the amount you need its more on the minimal side, as opposed to plentiful. If you got ants and are worried to use poisons for the same reasons I am, go ahead and give this a try. Hopefully it’ll work just as well for you, as it has for me!