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    We get ant infestations all the time. The exterminator said we will never fully get rid of them, because they affect this whole area right by the beach.I use a mixture of sugarwater and borax. Does anyone know any methods that are less dangerous?(I have small kids)

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    Borax is pretty safe, in that you have to manage to get a pretty high quantity in to do any harm. The other things I know are actually more toxic, like sprinkling with talcum powder (makes them lose their trail) or actual poisons that kill them.

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    This is the first year we had only 1 ant. Yes one ant. We usually get the nasty big black ants (lots) every spring but I wiped every counter, container and shelf in the kitchen with vinegar in the beginning of March. I also plastic wrap sugar bowls, and anything the ants would think is nice. I have never had a year like this & am so very happy. Maybe it's a fluke thing but I am a happy lady. I've done the vinegar thing in the past, maybe a little later but was vigilant this year. Vinegar Rocks!!!!




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    My mom does vinegar - I'd forgotten that. I keep my sugar in mason jars with the lids on - not lovely, but not inviting to ants either. I pretty much keep everything in containers or the fridge due to a bad experience with mice a number of years ago - but it works to reduce ants also.

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