Last year, in autumn, I posted about the ants that were invading my home. Several people offered useful advice through their comments, and my favourite one was from an anonymous visitor who said, try out different foods, and mix them with borax, and this will help to wipe out the nest.
This year the ants arrived in autumn, and instead of being driven back by the winter cold, have kept invading. They turn up everywhere, all over the kitchen bench, up the bathroom walls, inside the electric kettle and even into my clothing.
They’ve been driving me crazy.
I’ve tried avocado, almond butter, honey, and many other kinds of food, mixed with borax – but nothing seems to work for long.
But now I’ve hit the jackpot! Maple syrup is the answer. They are coming in droves to drink from the little lid where this gourmet food is mixed with borax.
I’m told that persistence is needed. I suspect that every ant nest in the neighbourhood has heard the good news – either that or the borax isn’t working and the population is growing as I feed them – but the ant trail is several lanes wide and shows no sign of abating after a week.
PS No photo with this one – I tried, but it’s not a good look. Here’s something else to delight your eyes instead. It’s the photo of the view that you’d see from my place if you were an ant, and took a moment to raise your feelers from the maple sypup dish.