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#1 Old 04-04-2006, 12:46 PM
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We've had some ant issues since moving to a ground floor apartment, and have been trying to find ways to deal with them~ MIL told me something and I decided to go ahead and try it~ after all it couldn't hurt. But it really really works!!!!!



WHOLE CLOVES. Just sprinkle them by the door, or wherever they're coming in, put them in little mesh bags in the cupboards, etc. The ants HATE the way they smell. They walk up to the clove, smell it, and turn around and RUN away. I didn't think it would work so well... but wow!



I spotted 2 ants together by the wall and put a clove between them. They both smelled it, and took off in opposite directions. Begone ants! Stay outside where you belong!
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Oh, and if you have kids or pets and they get ahold of the cloves, no harm done ~ so cool
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That's really interesting... never thought about it before!!



Thanks for the advice!! (Although hopefully I won't have to use it )
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thanks, i'll have to remember this! Our pool deck gets thousands of ants in the summer... we normally try to wash them away with chlorine water from the pool but they always come back.
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McCormick has a little history page on Cloves

http://www.mccormick.com/content.cfm?id=8218



Thanks for sharing.. I wonder if it would deter other bugs.



I'd love to keep my home in its current bug-free condition without ever having to kill any. I heard another suggestion of putting sugar, fruits or bread inside a large jar. Smear vaseline inside the neck then add a ramp from the floor to the inside with a piece of newspaper or something. The ants or bugs can crawl into the jar and enjoy the treat. They can't crawl back out without use of the ramp. So you remove the ramp and carry the jar outside. Place it wherever you are comfortable with and let them have use of the ramp again to escape.
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[QUOTE=Thanks for sharing.. I wonder if it would deter other bugs.[/QUOTE]



I was wondering the same thing! We get these awful looking "sow" bugs in the summer in the garage and basement, not to mention the daddy long leg spiders and centipedes. I love the thing with the jar and vaseline.
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Red Pepper works well too.

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Yay! Great info, I get them every Spring and Fall.
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#9 Old 04-05-2006, 01:19 AM
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Thanks for the great info. I hate killing any little critters that make their way into my house so I will try this as the ants have already started moving in.
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I also had success squeezing orange peels and rubbing the 'juice' that came out of them along any areas where the ants were: edges of cupboards, around the base of the floor, etc. This was however, after clearing up the source of the problem (a leaky corn syrup bottle) so I'm not sure if it was one or the other, or a combination of the two that worked.
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#11 Old 04-05-2006, 02:45 AM
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i use bay leaves to keep them away. lol
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