I began to sweep them with a rag and flush them down the drain. "Well, nothing, wait a bit, not long you have to manage in my kitchen," - I threatened and went to write an article. And after I write, I will fulfill my threat.
Every spring, these tiny redheads annoy me with their presence everywhere: on the gas stove, on the table, on the floor, on the windowsill. Ants do not give in to any provocations from people. There were cases when they were trying to destroy even with the help of toxic fumes and toxic gases. But even gas attacks sometimes ended in complete defeat of the attackers. The ants seemed to disappear, and it was possible to celebrate the victory, but this was not the case. After a day or two, the ant as if nothing had happened were hurrying along the same paths in their ant business.
The first to be interested in this indestructible ant was the Swedish naturalist Karl Linnaeus. He called him the pharaoh ant. Pharaoh's ant settles wherever it is warm and where there is a suitable slot, preferring to arrange a dwelling under warm ceramic plates in the kitchen, in the bathroom, under the window sill. You can, of course, trace the path of an ant and seal the entrance to their house, but not the fact that the ants have only one entrance. There may be several of them in places where a person cannot get to, and I don’t want to make a great permutation because of these little creatures.
Man has long been fighting with ants, inventing new and new ways. It was noted that ants do not tolerate the smell of lemon and tobacco, do not like salty, but are not indifferent to sweets, to meat. Housewives wiped with lemon all the places of movement of the ants and put tobacco leaves. My mother tried to get rid of them with the help of green sprigs of tomato. Indeed, for some time they disappear, and then again they force any hostess to clutch at her head.
There are more inventive ways that make the pharaoh ants hide for a longer period, but not forever. For example, you can mix 2 tablespoons of hot water, 4 teaspoons of glycerin, 3 tablespoons of granulated sugar, 1 teaspoon of borax and 2 tablespoons of honey. Heat the mixture over low heat, stirring until completely dissolved. Then pour the bait into small bubbles and lay them on their side in the habitats of the ants.
But the most effective way I was told a long time ago by a woman, a pharmacist, when we discussed this problem with her. “Use my method and you will forget until next spring what these little robbers look like,” she said. I share with you, dear readers, this recipe.
It is necessary to take equal quantities of boiled yolk, boric acid and honey or sugar syrup. Thoroughly mix everything, roll up small balls and arrange them in secret places, but so that small children cannot reach them. For example, behind the fridge, above the baseboard under kitchen furniture, under the bathroom, etc.
This recipe will help you get rid of not only Pharaoh and other ants, but also from cockroaches.