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Keeping Ants Out My Dog's Food Bowl

Does anyone know how to get rid of the small ants? We have a cat and her food dish is in on the floor. Someone suggested you draw a chalk line around the dish and the ants won't cross it and get in the food. I put a piece of wood down and the bowl on top of it and drew a chalk line on the wood. It seemed to work for awhile, but now the ants are back in her food. How else can I stop them from getting in her food? I want to use a homemade remedy that really works. Thank you.

Hardiness Zone: 5a

By Linda from Brighton, MI

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July 20, 20100 found this helpful

Yesterday there was a post here on thrifty fun about uses for used coffee grinds. One of the tips may work for your question.

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July 22, 20100 found this helpful

I put water in a container then put the dog dish in that.

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July 22, 20100 found this helpful

Thanks for all the answers but the question was how to get rid of ants in my cat's food bowl. I did try the one where you put water in a container and put the dish on top of it. So far, it is working.

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July 25, 20100 found this helpful

Sweet 'n low and Nutra Sweet really worked to eliminate my ants. They apparently carry it back to the nest.

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July 27, 20100 found this helpful

Sprinkle a circle around the bowl of talcum powder. Ants will not cross it.

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July 27, 20100 found this helpful

If the chalk line around the bowl worked the first time, try it again. Keep re-newing the chalk line. Possibly what ever is keeping the ants away from it is drying out or disappearing is some way. It's worth a try.

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July 27, 20101 found this helpful

I have cats and dogs. My house was built on what used to be orange groves and I was told that I would always have an ant problem. I put the food bowls inside a container of water, such as a container lid or a large tray. This works great. While I still have an ant problem, the pets don't.

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