ANTS! How do YOU fight ‘em?
A mild winter means we’ll be seeing plenty of ants this summer.
When ants invade, they do so in large numbers. Never have those numbers been higher than when we camped in Malibu, California.
We were camping in one of the premium-priced campgrounds in the Los Angeles area. This campground cost as much per night as a stay in the Beverly Hilton! (Which is crazy on multiple levels.) Instead of room service and fresh towels, we got ants. Lots of ants.
Take a look at this pic. (Click it to join our spirited discussion on Facebook!)
I know what you’re thinking…
I know, I know…
You desperately want to post something like: “Sean, you dirty slob – clean up that filthy kitchen!”
But wait! Let me save you some trouble. I may be a slob, but I’m not a fool. I don’t leave food lying around our camper. This photo was taken mere moments after putting some breakfast dishes in the sink. The ants arrived BEFORE the dishes (and by the way, there’s not really any food on the dishes). That’s because these ants were seeking WATER.
Thirsty ants were EVERYWHERE in our camper, not just in our kitchen.
We’ve tried various methods of ant repellant over the years, and for us chemical “bait traps” seem to work best.
Anyone else have ideas?
What do YOU do to fight off ants?
Are there “all natural” solutions?