Ranger Kathryn's Arches

July 14, 2009

Window Kleener vs. Ants

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kathryn Colestock-Burke @ 8:48 am
secret weapon

secret weapon

A long, single-file trail of tiny sugar ants marched up the front of my kitchen cabinets to the countertop.  Six tiny footsteps at a time, they made their way to the piece of taco shell that lay there.  It was a crazy sight.  More ant bodies than taco shell.  I could see that some previous occupant had tried to stuff some old sponge into the opening under the cabinets from whence they came, to no avail.  I looked around for what to do, knowing that ants lay down a pheromone trail and will use and reuse and reuse it once a food supply is made known.

Wet paper towels were my first weapon.  I wiped up the ants, the taco bit, and the pheromone trails.  An hour later they were back at full strength.

Living in rental housing, my options were very limited.  Under the bathroom sink lay some Comet cleanser, and a squirt bottle of Windex-type stuff.  Its ingredients said, Purified Water, Vinegar, Ethanol, and Coconut-Oil-Based Surfactant.  I shrugged.  Surely ONE of those things could stop ants.

I will leave the details to your imagination, but suffice to say that I have no more ants in my kitchen.  After just one application.

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3 Comments »

  1. Now THAT was a useful discovery that can be used in future ‘situations’.
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    Comment by Dad — July 15, 2009 @ 6:04 am | Reply

  2. Terro is VERY effective…………

    Comment by john — July 15, 2009 @ 7:52 am | Reply

  3. Been there, done that…….Dallas, TX in my apt many years ago. I don’t remember my weapon though 🙂

    Comment by Snow — July 15, 2009 @ 11:13 am | Reply


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