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Bastarding black ants in my kitchen- help, please!!

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BastardAnts Thu 20-Apr-17 23:06:57

Suddenly there are a load of black ants walking around indoors, kitchen and bathroom hmm.
I've put down Nippon gel just now, as per instructions on a piece of plastic, and the ants are just strolling on past. They couldn't be less interested. Help! Any tips?

JimWithTwoNoses Thu 20-Apr-17 23:35:22

Ant powder - Raid, really works. You have to sprinkle it so they can't get through without walking on it/over it. They'll try and avoid it but can't. I think they go back o their nests with it on them and it gets them all. You might have to leave it down for a couple of days though and it's a bugger to clean up, if you have young children/crawlers make sure they don't go near it, same if you have a car or dog too I guess.

BastardAnts Fri 21-Apr-17 07:39:38

Thanks - problem is I haven't worked out exactly where they are coming out and going from to put powder. Just seem to be loads of them wandering about over everything.
We changed the floor tiles a while ago so there must be a new gap somewhere I guess..
But on the plus side of the anty randomness I have now seen one (!) of them drinking the Nippon gel. Wonder how long it will take to work..shock

Alfieisnoisy Fri 21-Apr-17 07:48:25

They are little feckers. I get them every year without fail. It starts off with a scout ant sent in to check my kitchen floor. Scout ant goes back to report that I am a filthy splatters who doesn't wash her kitchen floor enough. Scout ant returns with an army of his mates and I go into the kitchen to find an invasion.

Raid powder sorts the little bastards out.

WeeWillyWinkieFromEccles Fri 21-Apr-17 08:31:37

We use these in our house, after a couple of days there are no ants at all


GU24Mum Sat 22-Apr-17 22:08:24

Ours have just arrived this year and it's driving me mad. I had everything out of one of the kitchen cupboards twice one day - first go I cleaned everything and threw some stuff out then put it all back...... the ants were back within the house. Second time, I repeated the process but also sprinkled ant powder liberally and kept the food out for a few hours then wiped off the powder. That's more or less done the trick on that one but they keep appearing other places and I'm pretty nerdy about cleaning so I think they just love to taunt me.....
We had loads of those Ant-Stop things last year and I didn't notice any difference at all.

2015mom Sat 22-Apr-17 22:16:58

I used ant powder from Homebase. Before that I used baby talcum powder which I had loads off - any white powder stops them in their tracks because they will not cross a line of white powder.

The talcum powder stops them from going all over the place.

Ant powder from Homebase cleared them and they never came back!

ImperialBlether Sat 22-Apr-17 22:19:25

WeeWillyWinkieFromEccles's suggestion worked for my mum - there were ants in all her cupboards and on the countertops in her kitchen - you couldn't see them outside. We put one of them outside her back door and haven't seen an ant since.

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