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    Default Grits to get rid of ants

    Grits kill ants
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    That is an awesome idea, I'll have to try it instead of buying those icky chemicals. I'm always afraid of my horses getting out [not very likely, but still] and into the ant killer on the ant hills. Thanks for a good idea



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    Yeah I learned that trick in an Organic Vegetable Gardening class in college.

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    regular grits or quick grits?!



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    What kind of ants? If they are the fire ants and this works, we have got to try it!
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    Hmm, ants just appeared in my kitchen cupboard. Will this involve little bloated ant corpses in my kitchen cupboard though, I assume? Dunno which is worse, finding an ant crawling on my pita halfway to my mouth, or finding a bloated dead ant on my pita halfway to my mouth...
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    ok, I have heard this before too but never tried it. Gee, will my dog eat the grits LOL If she bloats anymore than she already has, we could be in trouble. she might founder hahahahahhahaaha

    So, quick grits or regular. I just gotta give this a shot.
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    talc ants hate talc



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    Grits really do work.

    BUT watch out for your heese trying to eat the grits. HRH Avery does, so I can't use them in a pasture, only in the yard & stuff.
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    Won't the horses eat the grits?



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    Quote Originally Posted by SarahandSam View Post
    Hmm, ants just appeared in my kitchen cupboard. Will this involve little bloated ant corpses in my kitchen cupboard though, I assume? Dunno which is worse, finding an ant crawling on my pita halfway to my mouth, or finding a bloaded dead ant on my pita halfway to my mouth...
    ROTFLMAO!!



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    Any biologists out there? Is it really possible that grits (it's just crushed up corn, right?) will swell up in a stomach any more than anything else dry, like bread, oats, graham crackers or birdseed (millet)?

    I might just have to try it anyway, but it sounds a little folkloric to me!

    Stupid ants are all over my kitchen. I put the ant traps out, and they just wander past them. I sprinkled ant powder, and they walk carefully around it. Blah!



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    Old fashioned BORAX will take care of all the pesky bugs including termites.
    If ants are coming in then you need to keep the kitchen cleaner! NO ant snacks!



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    Didn't know grits would get rid of ants but they work on me I hate the stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Equibrit View Post
    Old fashioned BORAX will take care of all the pesky bugs including termites.
    If ants are coming in then you need to keep the kitchen cleaner! NO ant snacks!
    There's no food out--they're somehow climbing into the bread bags though. Bastard ants.



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    Grits kill ants
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    Quote Originally Posted by LetItBe View Post
    Yeah I learned that trick in an Organic Vegetable Gardening class in college.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SarahandSam View Post
    There's no food out--they're somehow climbing into the bread bags though. Bastard ants.
    The bread is available to them! Put it where they can't get it. Geeeez! They won't bother if it's not worth it. I don't think they can chew through Tupperware or equivalent.



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    There is an ant poison that works great for cupbards and stuff - I think it is called Terro. It is a thick syrup. You put it in a little piece of cardboard, the ants are drawn to it, eat and take it back to the nest, and no more ants, no ant bodies. It doesn't run, and they don't track it. You can use a dot as small as a pencil eraser, and can hide it under anything like a microwave, in a cabinet, etc. Once they decide to eat it, they will clean the cardboard completely. I have cats and a dog, and put it where they can't get anywhere near it. No more ant problems, either.



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    Ants hate cinnamon too. They won't cross it.



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