There’s a possibility I have invented this hack.
I haven’t heard or read about this hack anywhere, and I am deliberately not checking online, fearing I am delusional and many people have been using this hack for ages.
You have nothing to lose by reading this post- except- of course your valuable time, but try digging those skimming skills from merry old school days, and get to the point of this –
(The hack is in bold purple print-but if you have a minute-hear me out).
You know what- wait-
The reason I am so excited, is because I stopped using commercial strong ant deterrent spray years ago, and I must be honest and tell you that when we moved to our rural small village (with a garden) 16 years ago, we did have this professional insect destroyer guy spray the house with tons of (unnecessary ) chemicals- because we didn’t do our research , therefore- didn’t know better.
But- all this happened long ago, and for the past 7 years I’ve been battling with insects every friggin summer.
Sure- we have mosquito nets on all windows- and I use vinegar spray because I think ants are supposed to dislike the strong smell-
But either the ants are into vinegar, or they simply got more and more resilient as the years passed.
You might be thinking- so what if a few ants are parading your kitchen counter top? they are harmless little things!
I hear you-
But I have no wish to open any kind of food and find uninvited protein (in the form of a live ant) inside.
The best way- in my opinion- is always to deter in advance, not fight during the storm, add to that the fact that the hack is totally green and environmental, plus just about the cheapest thing ever, easy to implement and no strange smells involved-
To the hack!
Take your index finger, and use it to smear a good amount of your kitchen dish soap around relevant windows-such as- kitchen, bathroom (our ants absolutely love the taste of out toothpaste- makes you wonder about sugar content in that thing, doesn’t it?), or any other window close to where you’ve last seen ants wandering about.
Don’t be shy and don’t skimp on the dish soap- this is what- in my experience- creates the invisible “firewall” between your precious toothpaste and those wannabe tooth-fairy ants.
Don’t wash it off later, don’t scrape it off- it’s invisible, and does no harm to anyone, keeps quiet, doesn’t require feeding or changing a diaper.
I hope this works for you as it did for me-if not- you might have some mighty ants around your house- go figure.
Enjoy- the cooliflower.