How About Cornmeal To Get Rid Of Ants???

By
Real Estate Agent with Charles Rutenberg Realty

While we are on trivia and tips, how about this one? Ever find those pesky trails of ants in your kitchen and find that it is almost impossible to get rid of them? You don't know where they came from, but somehow they have invaded and no matter what you do, you can't get them to stop returning???

If you put small piles of cornmeal on their path, they will ingest it and go home. Problem is that they can't digest it, so they will die off - this takes about a week, so don't give up! It is one way to get rid of the pests without having to use poison in your home!!!! I am all about that!

If you have similar tips, I would love to hear them!

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Call Bill at 727-916-0138 or Barbara-Jo at 727-512-0910!

 

 

 

Comments (12)

Sabrina Kelley
ERA Herman Group Real Estate - Woodland Park, CO
Woodland Park Colorado Mountain Homes and Land

What a great tip! I had no idea and it must be great for your region of the country where you have many ant issues.

Jul 23, 2008 07:42 AM
Billnulls Blog Florida Realty Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
AHWD

Sabrina - When I find a trail in the kitchen I try to get rid of it and this will make it a lot easier!!!!

Jul 23, 2008 07:48 AM
Eva Armstrong
Environmental Visions - Tallahassee, FL
Environmental Visions

Bill & Barbara Jo --- this really works?  does it work on the fire ants out side too?  they drive me nuts and I hate using the chemicals on them, but I've tried hot water and it DOESN"T work.....?

Jul 23, 2008 11:48 PM
Billnulls Blog Florida Realty Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
AHWD

Barbara - It can indeed be a constant fight!

Eva- I don't think it will work on fire ants - they are so much harder to get rid of!!!!  Let me know if you try it!!!!

Jul 24, 2008 05:01 AM
Teresa Harris
Lake Real Estate, LLC - Denver, NC
Denver . Lake Norman . Charlotte

Great idea, thanks for sharing. I have never heard of this before. I'm like you in that I don't like to use chemicals. 

Jul 24, 2008 05:04 AM
Billnulls Blog Florida Realty Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
AHWD

Teresa - It works well and is so safe!

Jul 24, 2008 06:52 AM
-- Casey Brischle
Columbia Bank - Spokane, WA
Spokane Home Loan Mortgage Professional

I had no idea...Here is have been dusting ant killer on my driveway and keeping my doc and daughter off of it.  Thanks for the tip!

Jul 25, 2008 04:49 AM
Billnulls Blog Florida Realty Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
AHWD

Casey - there is always something new to learn -

Jul 25, 2008 05:37 AM
Mandi Perkins
Pioneer Title Agency - Pinetop Lakeside, AZ

Thanks for that tip! I have some outside and didn't want to put poision down because of my cat.

Jul 29, 2008 08:49 AM
Billnulls Blog Florida Realty Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
AHWD

Mandi - Glad to be of assistance!!! I feel the same way about poison!!!

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