What do I do if there's ants in my dorm room?
Hi. I just saw some ants in my dorm room. I saw one at my desk. And the others I saw by the furnace. I don't know what to do. We don't leave open food out. Most food is sealed or in the fridge. We clean up and all. But they are still here. I haven't told my roommate. But will when she wakes up. Cause it happened yesterday and today. I can't go back to sleep and they are bothering me. I have OCD and ants just bug me out. Help please.
One of the best ant poisons is completely safe for humans, it uses borax, a common chemical used for cleaning, and available from supermarkets and larger hardware stores. Mix roughly 3% borax to 97% sugar, add water and stir, place in small containers and leave for the ants. Never mix more than 5% borax, as it is a salt and no-one likes food that is too salty, not even ants :)The ants take it back to their nest, and once dead are eaten also, so the borax keeps killing them all until the entire nest is dead.
Do you also worry about ants this much if you are outside sitting on the lawn?
they won't do anything except snoop around for crumbs.Relax.
they might be coming from less neat dorm rooms near you. Tomorrow get some ground cloves and sprinkle around the doors and windows. ants don't like it and won't come in. the ants you already have can be squished with a finger tip...no big deal.
Get ant traps.Better than spray, which stinks.Ant traps are square contraptions, maybe 2 inches square.They are sold in grocery and drug stores.You put them where you see the ants, and the ants go into the traps and never come out.
I had a similar problem, a good and cheap and definitely help to get rid of themis simple baking powder. Ants have the habit of making roads, try to figure out where they are coming from and sprinkle baking powder over them, the ants are disappearing as they came.
Get some ant spray and spray around and along all the edge of the floors and around all openings, doors windows, vents and such.Report bugs to college.
ants swarm once or twice a year and get into everywhere.just set out some ant baits
Ants also have OCD, and will go everywhere looking for stuff to eat.
Fire ants (common where I now live) eat other ants and some other bugs, including ticks and chiggers. I sort of like fire ants unless I've failed to avoid them.
Good grief. Chill a little bit. Hate to break it to you, especially when you are old enough to know better, but ants and other animals are EVERYWHERE.
*Talk to maintenance or whomever you can at the university.They are responsible for this.
*Clean up the ants with a standard wipe.Ants follow a scent trail and this helps to top them from coming back through the same spot.(Helps, but not stop.)
*Make sure there is no food, medicine, make-up, etc that they may be attracted to.If there is, keep it in zip lock bags.
*You can get traps at Lowes or Home Depot if maintenance isn't helping to your satisfaction.The best I've found are the Terro traps from Lowes which come in an orange box.(I've had no luck with other brands; especially the black ones.)Put one where you see them coming in.It *will* attract more ants which is why you want to keep it near their entry point to minimize the trail.(Often thousands of ants.)Leave the trap there until no more live ants are visiting it.This could take a week and you may have to put a second trap down.The ants are taking the poison back to their queen and killing off the entire nest.This is the best long term solution,Any spray (which will stink) only kills the ants you spray and will temporarily block them from coming in.
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