Fighting ant problem
Lately, it seems that my house has been infested by ants. It started with a few, but now, they are in a big size now.
I guess they have set up a colony at the roof of my house since when I follow the trail, the trail ends up going into the ceiling of my house, to the roof top.
They causes a lot of trouble. If I give food for my cat, the uneaten one got covered with thousands of ants pretty quick, which it usually ended up being thrown into the dustbin since my cats didn’t want to eat food with ants in anymore.
To make it worse, it even near any water source. Each time I want to take out hot water from my kettle, I have to let the nozzle flow through the hot water for several seconds as there are lots of ants in it.
This is just the time that I have to do something with this. So, went to Ace Hardware after work, I got this Terro Liquid Ant Killer.
How to use this? It is quite simple. Just tear the piece of cupboard from the carton, put a few drops on, and place the cupboard where the ants are.
How this works? This is something from the box:
First ants will come in large numbers, but soon disappear. This product is specifically formulated to allow worker ants to consume the product and survive long enough to carry the liquid back to the nest and deliver a dose to the rest of the colony.
But what about my cats? What if they accidently eat the liquid (my cats are known for climbing up high places and will found the cupboard with the liquid that I place on the rack in the kitchen)
TERRO® Liquid Ant Bait is a sweet food based product similar to pancake syrup combined with Borax. Borax is a mineral that is mined in the desert in California and is a common active ingredient that is used in soap products such as 20 Mule Team Borax.
The product kills ants but will not harm people or pets. If you spill some on your skin there will be no reaction at all. Simply wash with warm water.
Pets occasionally find the Terro and eat it. Our advice when this happens is to do nothing at all. The product is not toxic enough to cause a problem and the pet will be just fine.
Good! That sounds promising, and I should not worry about it then.