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Sun Sep 25, 2016, 12:56 PM

Very Cheap, Easy and Very Clean Way to get rid of ants...yea the crawling insects.

Two to three weeks ago, I saw them...lots of them crawling under my front door..tiny, ugly, and many ants. Having a party in my entrance hallway. So I read somewhere, maybe here about a cheap and easy way to get rid of them. and clean...no smells, no residue, no poison that can hurt Stuart G..

I read somewhere to use..are you ready? Baking Soda. Regular cheap baking soda. The kind we sometimes put in water when we have an upset stomach. small amount, with lots of water often stops some of the bloating...and what about those crawling around a foot or two past the door?..I got some cheap household cleaner, with bleach and sprayed them. that did it..but what abouit the infestation coming from under the front door? I laid out a layer of cheap baking soda, that does not smell, right under the sliver of space that they were sneaking in by. A couple of days later..there were still some late arrivals..so I stepped on them..or sprayed them with the bleach stuff. The crawlers did not like the baking soda and the numbers went down greatly. So??? for the last 5 days..nothing...I will leave that small layer of baking soda there for a while, and then wash the floor. very cheap, easy, and clean..

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Reply Very Cheap, Easy and Very Clean Way to get rid of ants...yea the crawling insects. (Original post)
Stuart G Sep 2016 OP
uppityperson Sep 2016 #1
MADem Sep 2016 #3
murielm99 Sep 2016 #2
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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sun Sep 25, 2016, 01:12 PM

1. We line our doors with borax during ant season, baking soda sounds even bettet

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 25, 2016, 01:28 PM

3. Borax can harm pets so use with care if you have animals.

5.Borax and Borax Powders. Some people believe that Borax can kill fleas. It is true that it can have natural insecticide qualities but it is also toxic to dogs and cats. Borax is a white, calcified mineral that comes off the Playas (dried seasonal lakes). It has many uses but mostly it is used as a mild detergent for laundry. There are several brands the most talked about one is called "20 Mule Team Borax". Many people use it to kill fleas by spreading it on the carpet in its dry form (one to two cups per average sized room). Leave it on the carpet for two weeks without vacuuming to help to cover the different life cycles (e.g. eggs, larvae and adults). Some believe that by doing this household fleas will be eliminated for a year, but this is not true in our experience. Because it is toxic to dogs and cats, we recommend that if you do this you should keep your pet away from the Borax (especially as pets may walk through it then groom their paws and ingest this toxin). Leave the Borax down for an hour or so then vacuum it up (then you can allow your pet back into that area). Inhalation of Borax powder can also be irritating to your pet's lungs. Use it with care if you choose to use it at all. Also note that this Borax treatment does not prevent fleas from living on your pet and in the uncarpeted areas of your home.


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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sun Sep 25, 2016, 01:22 PM

2. I have a space in the downstairs bathroom

where they get in. We use boric acid. I put a line of it along the baseboard.

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