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Old 09-21-2012, 02:32 PM
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Plain ground cinnamon works great to deter them. I use it in the garage, and they hate the stuff. I usually sprinkle a little baking soda in with it, just in case they feel like taking something back to the nest and killing the rest of them.
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Old 09-21-2012, 04:37 PM
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Moxiecollies had a terrible sugar ant problem. We used some spray that had cinnamon and spearmint oil. It smelled AWESOME. And it was insta-ant doom. Muahahaha. I'll ask her what the brand was called.

As a bonus, mice don't like mint either. Not that you've seen any, but with all the other problems it doesn't hurt for stuff to serve double duty.
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:07 PM
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My husband got some of the Terro liquid ant traps earlier. Is it bad that I'm amused watching the ants all race to get in the traps? There were a TON more when I got home so we just set up the traps and now I'm waiting to watch them die. I'm glad I know about cinnamon now though. I would have never known that works. After we get rid of them would keeping a little cinnamon over by where they are coming from under the baseboard work as a deterrant from further ant issues?
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