Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Tips for Ants

Every spring it seems we have problems with fire ants. There are huge mounds surfacing all over our backyard already. Several years ago I read somewhere that to keep ants out of your house you need to spread some common flour. That's right ~ FLOUR. Last year there was a huge fire ant mount right near our patio. I was scared that if we treated it with the commercial ant poison my dog Molly -who eats EVERYTHING-would be poisoned by it. Never mind my kids who play outside. So I remembered the flour. I spread some nice heaping tablespoons to cover the mound and the next day the ants were dead! I don't know what it is about the flour that kills them but it works. So there's my nifty tip from me to you!

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