Friday, July 23, 2010

Great Tips for Ants Free House (less than $1)

I feel compel to share this great tips I read on one forwarded e-mail months ago, during winter.  I remembered last summer, my house was infested with ants.  Maybe infested was a strong word, but it was pretty scary as we could see rows of ants walking along my kitchen/dining table area searching for food.  It was bad as you know with little kids, the way they ate, food was on the floor all the times.  I could see which holes the ants were coming from, and I tried to close the gap with bathroom paper.  Oh well, it worked a little but I couldn't get rid of the ants completely until the cold weather came.  One of the reasons I loved winter was no ants, fly, or insect in the house.  I am one person who couldn't stand seeing ants in the house, I just had to get rid of it.

My break came when I was reading some great tips forwarded e-mail from a friend, whom I couldn't recall.  I forgot all the tips I read except this great tips of getting rid of ants (because I wanted to remember and use this tips come summer), so I memorized it.  True enough, came this summer and I spotted ants came out from the same gaps last summer.  I took out my bottle lemon juice and dropped some into the gaps.  Killed all the other ants in the house and waited and see.  WOW!  It really worked!  No more ants coming out from the same gaps.  Few days ago, I spotted more ants, I was like what the heck.  They were coming in from two different gaps, again dropped some lemon juice into and along the gaps and now it was clear.  Lemon juice really works wonder as ants hate sour and acidy environment.  Try it next time yourself as this is a cheap and environment friendly way to get rid of ants in your house.  It works for me and I hope it works for you too, welcoming feedback or any other inexpensive way of getting rid of ants in the house.

Oh yeah, it does not have to be fresh lemon juice, just the bottle one selling for few cents in the produce section works just as well.  :-)  Do you like my tips?
 

14 comments:

Jane @ Sweet Basil Kitchen said...

Yes I like this tip. We are living in an apt. for the time being and ants are boarding with us. I am going broke buying Terro. Thanks!

Big Boys Oven said...

great tips! :)

Cook.Bake.Love said...

Thanks for sharing.

I'd like to give it a try.

Belinda @zomppa said...

Really? Wow. Believe it or not, I had ants in MY CAR. Like an Indiana Jones movie.

tigerfish said...

Your tips reminded me of a 冷笑话 regarding lemon. Literally translated, it means, when you step on a lemon, your legs become tired (脚酸)! Ditto to ants....ahahhahah!

SIG said...

Oh thank you for the great tip! U knows n my obsession with these pests! I cannot even see one in the house so my girl is trained to eat carefully not one crumb to drop on the floor, always with a bowl under. I use the poison chalk but that is not very healthy is it? Lemons are way more environmentally friendly. :)

Hersheys said...

I love this tip!

Mochachocolata Rita said...

i will totally try this. recently i saw some ants creeping around my kitchen counter, they broke my heart!

Feli said...

Like you I hate ants too! and every summer they seem to find their way into my house.

I heard that Talcum powder works as well. I tried that last year and it worked a little bit. this year i am going to try the lemon trick.

jess @ j3ss kitch3n said...

thanks for this great tip i need it badly =)

ICook4Fun said...

That is a great tip Ching. We do have ants problem back in CA but lucky non of it here in PA. I have to tell my mother to try out this method rather than spraying with those toxic chemical.

PlumLeaf 李葉 said...

Thanks for the tip! Will pass to my mum as she has ant probs ev year. She has trails of ant powder outside the house and in kitchen corners and skirting boards in her house!

T said...

I always dab some vinegar or use vinegar + water mix (one part vinegar + 5 parts water). But never thought of lemon juice before. I'll keep that in mind.

Kitchen Butterfly said...

I've never bought bottled lemon juice....but I sure will on Monday, plus my husband and daughter will be happy to hear of this quick ant-stopping solution. Thanks