I discovered an unhappy side effect of my new kitchen floor the other day. The lovely wood does a MUCH better job of hiding ants than our previous ugly white vinyl. Apparently we have them. When I spotted them, I sprayed the corner with windex– a quick fix for any visible ants. Then I found a tip that suggests making a boric acid solution to kill the ants. But with the pets and babies around here, I wasn’t sure about doing that.
I came across another suggestion on ehow.com for ant-killing. It turns out that borax is a milder form of boric acid AND — bonus– I already have it in the house. So far the ants are only coming in one corner of the kitchen behind a garbage can, so I think I’ll sprinkle the borax back there. Other years we’ve also had ants in a corner of the laundry room, so I may sprinkle a bit in there preemptively. Both of those places are not places that babies play, and if I just brush the borax down the cracks, it’ll be inaccessible to cats as well. I’ll give it a shot and see how it goes.
Do you have a good ant-fighting tactic?