By JodiT from Aurora, CO
Sprinkle cornmeal where ever you see ants. The ants will eat the cornmeal and die because they cannot digest cornmeal. I have tried this indoors and outdoors, and it works great.
What can I use to get rid of ants that won't harm my kitty? The ants are near my kitchen sink, but nowhere else. My kitty likes to "chase" them, but I don't want him to lick anything toxic. Thanks!
By Vicki from Springfield, MO
BUT I don't know if Sweet n Low is unhealthy for cats if they eat it. Why don't you ask your vet first? (05/28/2010)
I recently eliminated, gosh, it had to have been thousands of ants which had taken up residency in a shrub. They had constructed a huge mound which was beginning to choke the shrub. Out came the Arm and Hammer and by the next morning, I found not one single ant. Of course, the white baking soda all over my front yard wasn't so cool, but it quickly and easily blows or rinses away.
Since it's totally safe for animals, even if they did snoop around in it, they wouldn't find the taste of the soda to be all that yummy. And the evidence of their snooping would be very obvious. ;)
Talcum powder and flour can also be used. I have never tried the powder for fear it might harm my dogs and I just don't like breathing it in. Initially, I started out using flour, but when it rained the next day, I had one heck of a mess to clean up. Yuck!
Anyway, once again, baking soda saves the day! (06/13/2010)
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