Thursday, June 3, 2010
When the ants come marching in....
I came into the kitchen to finish up the never ending supply of dishes and the floor seemed to be moving. The rolled oats that were spilled on the floor were now in a straight line, headed for the baseboard. I did a double take and sure enough, I had ants. I HATE pests in my home. I have never had ants in this house and how in the heck do they get in in the first place? So uninvited.
What to do? I will NEVER put harmful chemicals in my chemical free zone so ant spray was not an option. I could remove the oats, no problem and suck up those little pesky ants in my new vacuum cleaner but their friends needed to be instructed that my home was not a place they should tarry. I remembered a trick from my SIL when she too had this pesky problem: ants loathe cinnamon. I sprinkled my fine Madagascar cinnamon along the baseboard where they found entry and watched the magic happen. It almost appeared that they were coughing. They backtracked and got the heck out of there. I have a nice cinnamon scent going on and no ants to be found. Tremendous. Thanks for the tip, Megan! Let's hope the ants have found another home with oats on the floor to bother. Good riddance.
On another note.... anyone want a kitten??? Please.
Posted by Shari Goodman at 7:20 AM