I’m on a weeklong sit and the kitchen counter (not clean to begin with) is overrun with tiny ants. I’ve sprayed what I’ve seen but more will reappear- there’s even some on beds and other areas of the home.
Does anyone have advice on how to handle this? Should I order overnight delivery ant traps from Amazon?
And the owners are out of the country, not on WhatsApp, and not responding to email (yes I know, it’s not ideal) so I’ll need to let them know this was a problem ALL ALONG- the ants are getting worse and did not arrive with me!
Any suggestions welcome- how to combat the ants and how to make it clear to owners that it was a weeklong problem.
My home has ant problems. We do 3 things #1) Keep counters and sink clean and seal up all food. #2) the Terro ant baits really work. When you see a trail of ants (where they are coming in) put the bait right in their path. Initially they will swarm. By day 3 they are gone. Repeat wherever and whenever needed. #3) Sprinkle a thin line of diotomaceous earth across entry points. It is not poisonous but can irritate paws so be careful not to put it where Fido or Fluffy’s paws will step. Good luck!
I agree with the Terro recommendations. It is the best. You can also sprinkle cinnamon or food grade diatomaceous earth, but don’t use the DE where pets could inhale it. I’d check with HOs (when you reach them) before using DE.
I’ve used Terro before even for other critters that pop up in the spring and works like wonder!
We also had a gnat problem with an indoor plant that we had purchased from Home Depot, and we resolved that by mixing in baking soda in the water or curry powder. Cleaning with distilled white vinegar also works wonders for getting rid aunts and gnats. Good luck!