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Friday, September 17, 2010

Helpful Hint

Every year, the same time of the year, I get little bitty ants in my kitchen. I don't know where they come from but they come in every year. Well up to this year, I could clean everything off my counters, spray with ant spray and wala they die. Well not this year.
This year the little heathens would not go away. I sprayed twice and then the demons got in my cabinets!! I have never had ants in my cabinets. I had to throw away cereal, rice and flour. GRRR!! So I couldn't thin what to do. No way was I going to spray poison in my cabinets. The fumes would probably get in the food.
So I went online and searched. It said just to spray hot water. Nope, the demons wouldn't go away. They would die that day and be back the next with twice as many. So by now I am getting irate. I hate ants!!!
So I tried thinking of what I could use that would be safe and it hit me, why not try vinegar? Yes it stinks but it wouldn't harm you. So I cleaned everything out of my cabinets again. Sprayed them with vinegar and water. I put two parts vinegar and one part water. Believe it or not, IT WORKED!!!! No more ants!!! Halleluhah!!! Now I know most of you probably know that, but for those of you that don't, if you get aggravated with ants, just spray vinegar and water and the little demons die. Until next time...


Carol/Firecrackerkid said...

Hmmm, I never would've guessed that. Beats the chemical solution. Thanks Valerie.

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Wonderful suggestion...I had them in my upstairs bathroom a few weeks back....HERDS OF THEM! LOL
Husband sprayed a killer on them but this is wonderful to know and so safe around children and pets.

Happy Valley Primitives said...

Wow, I never would have thought of that! I sometimes have them get in to my house too. I actually can open the door and watch them march on in! I'll definitely do your trick next time!