invasion might even make my DH think more kindly of the SCA.
>Carowyn, details, PLEASE! Finding a "cure" for the annual carpenter ant
Long-cook grits! Not the minute grits or the 3-minute grits....the
takes-hours-to-cook-'em grits. *rummages for package* We're using
Quaker brand "Old Fashioned Grits". Just sprinkle near where you see them,
then sit back and wait for the explosions.
We had a bunch in the house one day, and we sprinkled that night - the next
afternoon when I got back, carcasses everywhere. We've seen one since, and
that was in the bathroom on the other side of the house.
I think they've learned that the second story is "unsafe" for them.....heh
Just remember, you have to re-sprinkle after moisture, like morning dew or
rain or accidental splash of watering can, etc.
And yes, I learned this treatment in the SCA! We use it at Pennsic
every year.....the ants learn to avoid our camp by the third day, and will react
strongly to the presence of grits! (I trapped one in a circle of grits
once.....I'm not a nice person somedays, but I *did* let him out of the
P.S. Don't ask about my new treatment of ticks found on
people......hey, if they crawl around while the glass bead torch is out, they
*deserve* being wrapped in a glass bead!!!!