Ant spray you make yourself...

Real Estate Appraiser with Appraisal Pros in Texas

Our bath room seems to be plagued with ants in the summer and I really, really hate those commercial ant sprays...well, I took a spray bottle and filled it about 2/3rds full of water.  Then I put about 1/4 cup of plain dish soap in it. The kind you use to hand wash dishes not dish washer soap.

I shook it well and sprayed the ants.  They died almost on contact and I just turned on the shower and let them spray away.  The good thing is that I didn't have that chemical smell and didn't have to worry about the chemicals in the commercial bug spray.  I don't mind using it around my kitchen sink either.

I'm no environmentalist so I don't know if this would be safe to spray around the outside of your home or not. It might not good if it sinks into the ground and enters the water system...I don't know.  And I don't know if it would hurt your plants so please use with caution.  I've only used it on porcelain and vinyl with no negative effects. 




Denise Allen
Resh Realty Group - Chesapeake, VA
Realtor@ Chesapeake, Hampton Roads

You are only getting rid of the ones looking around.  If you don't want them coming back get a liquid called Terro.  The little buggers take it back to the nest and thats all she wrote.

Aug 04, 2008 02:55 PM
Alisa McKeel Willson
Appraisal Pros in Texas - Huntsville, TX
Certified Res. Appraiser

Denise, thanks for the tip. I'm going to try Terro before we get our next hot spell which seems to bring them out in droves.

Again, thanks!




Aug 06, 2008 01:30 PM