Keep Micro Ant Army Out of Your Kitchen

It was always one of those dreaded calling cards of Spring; the annual invasion of the Micro Ants, with lines snaking from my window or under sink to the nearest cabinet with anything sweet inside! Spraying them with orange cleaner was fairly effective, messy and extremely brutal so seeking a nicer way to discourage them I tried the "jelly bribe" method.


  1. Go to grocery or Dollar store and buy the cheapest plastic jar or bottle of sinfully sweet, gooey grape jam or jelly full of high fructose corn sewage (oops, I mean syrup!)

  2. Use a screw, nail, drill bit or sharp object and make one or two small holes in the jelly jar at each end (plastic)

  3. Take outside into your yard/walk and place jar at base of wall right below or near your kitchen window, pipe inlet etc. Soon the "word" will get around among the ant world and then fewer and fewer critters will want (or need) to make that long trek inside your home ANYMORE! :)
When they do resume "visiting" your cabinets again, it's probably time for another "jelly bribe" refill and maybe a flavor change!

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