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Apr 28, 2009

Tuesday Tips and Tricks...


This time of year is always the worst for those pesky little creatures. We've lived in our house for the last 4 years and every year at the same time here come the ants. The 6 legged little guys have a nose for every crumb my kiddos drop while eating lunch. It takes only a matter of minutes for them to disintegrate a tasty morsel. Go ahead, ask me how many times I vacuum in one given day.
Well I've opted out of the harsh chemical spray and decided to go green this year. I've heard about using the plug in bug repellent, the kind that you PLUG into the OUTLETS. Can you imagine E getting her hands on that!? It may work wonders, its not for our house at this particular time so on with the search.
A girlfriend of mine mentioned using pepper, yes the common household cooking spice. I thought, what the heck wont hurt to try it. I sprinkled a bit around the baseboards in my dinette and haven't seen one since!
Does this mean I can get away with only vacuuming once a day?? The true test will be when it rains and they all decide they want to share my roof.
So if you have an ant parade in your home and decide you want to go green this year, go get some pepper!
Come back and let me know if it works for you or what green trick you use!


Veronica Lee said...

Hehe, the pleasure is all mine. I'm following your beautiful blog too.

Ashlee said...

Cornmeal and Cinnamon both also work! I use Cinnamon the most and it has worked wonders!

TwoPrettyLittleSkirts said...

Ashlee, thats great to know! Thanks for sharing. I've heard of Cinnamon but not cornmeal.

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