Ways To Repel Wasps & Ants

Ways To Repel Wasps & Ants

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Since: Apr 09

Monticello, KY

#1 Apr 28, 2009
Anybody know any ways to repel off wasps and ants? Most poisons you buy at the store work good if you spray them directly on the insect, but then it just kills the ones you spray. It doesnt keep more from coming back. I have problems with wasps right outside my door, they are nesting inside of a bush somewhere. I was wondering if there was any "home remedy" for the situation. Is there anything I could put out there that would make the wasps want to build nests elsewhere? There has to be a better way then standing out there shooting them one by one with a can of raid, just to get up the next morning with a new nest again. Also have been seeing ants around the house. I was keeping soda cans inside in a seperate trash can for recycling, but as the weather warmed up I have satarted putting them outside to help get rid of ants. I keep my place VERY clean, and I dont leave any food or drink out for them to be attracted to. Dont really have a BIG problems with the ants at this point, but I want to get it under control before a problem starts. Keeping it clean isnt completely working to keep them out. I just dont want my baby bit or stung, so if anybody knows anything I could do, please let me know.
CreepyCrawlies

London, KY

#2 Apr 28, 2009
Don't know about the wasps, but Terro is a very effective ant killer.

Since: Apr 09

Monticello, KY

#3 Apr 28, 2009
yeah, Ive used it before. It attracts ants before it kills them tho, and there isnt but just a few ants in the house right now. I was just wondering if there was something I could put out or spray that would just make them not come in at all. Terro is good stuff tho, if you already have alot of them in your house.
Ants is killing me

Greenbrier, AR

#4 Apr 28, 2009
I researched it and the internet said you could put out baby powder in your doorways and window sills and that ants would not cross it I did it yesterday and have not seen any yet so I will let you know, It also said to clean counters and the ant trails with bleach I did do that and now just see a few on the counters.

Since: Apr 09

Monticello, KY

#5 Apr 28, 2009
Im just seeing a few anyways at the moment, and I keep my counters wiped down with cleaning spray that has bleach in it, I also mop my floors a couple times a week with Mr. Clean. Never heard of the baby powder tho, thanks for the advise. That was what I was wanting to know, if there was anything I could do to keep them from coming in in the first place.
Oh Brother

London, KY

#6 Apr 28, 2009
Regular household ammonia works pretty good. You can pour around the outside longest branches of plants to keep critters away.You can pour around garden beds to keep deer and rabbits from eating plants. And you can spray around doors and window openings as well as clean with it. You can also pour a cap full into garbage before you take your trash out to keep the critters out of your trash and garbage cans. It works and it's cheep enough.But if you are going to attack and wasp nest you need 20 foot Raid!
sadeyes

Manchester, KY

#7 Apr 28, 2009
Little peter cotton tail..is eating up my garden gabbage plants are all gone will ammonia keep them away?
sadeyes

Manchester, KY

#8 Apr 28, 2009
Sorry, I guess u already answered my question..but will ammonia not burn up a tender plant if you put it on the plant?
Just Wishin

London, KY

#9 Apr 28, 2009
I use corm meal for ants--they can't digest it. I've also used cucumber peelings in window seals. Skin So Soft from Avon sprayed in window seals works also.
Oh Brother

London, KY

#10 Apr 28, 2009
sadeyes wrote:
Sorry, I guess u already answered my question..but will ammonia not burn up a tender plant if you put it on the plant?
Hello SadEyes, Do not put it on your plants, pour it out around your plants about a foot.
Wormwood

Oneida, TN

#11 Apr 28, 2009
Ants is killing me wrote:
I researched it and the internet said you could put out baby powder in your doorways and window sills and that ants would not cross it I did it yesterday and have not seen any yet so I will let you know, It also said to clean counters and the ant trails with bleach I did do that and now just see a few on the counters.
Never heard of using baby powder for ants. I guess if they did cross through it you could track them down,lol. Lowes has something called ant barrier and you sprinkle it around the outside of your house. It worked pretty good for me and I live in the ant capital of the world it seems. Terro works good for the ones already inside but it is slow.

Watch out for carpenter ants, they do the most damage much like termites.
sadeyes

Manchester, KY

#12 Apr 28, 2009
Oh Brother wrote:
<quoted text> Hello SadEyes, Do not put it on your plants, pour it out around your plants about a foot.
Thanks "Oh Brother" I will try that, after go get more cabbage plants..since I have none left..LoL.

Since: Apr 09

Monticello, KY

#13 Apr 28, 2009
hey... I started a productive thread... one that more people than myself are wondering about.... imagine that.
Pepper

United States

#14 Apr 28, 2009
I have not tried this but I read once that red pepper sprinkled would keep them out just ants not wasp's. I have bad wasps also.
aunt ant

Sunnyvale, CA

#15 Apr 28, 2009
I've had a bad problem with ants. Thanks for the tips.
sadeyes

Manchester, KY

#16 Apr 28, 2009
I think that wasp's are bad everywhere this year. I have heard dryer sheets will help with ant problems someone told me that it worked I haven't tried it, but hey will make your house smell good!
chunkee munkee

Harrison, AR

#17 Apr 28, 2009
ok but what about snakes? I have those bad. Already seen 2 this year in the yard and I know they are one in my garage, waiting for him to reappear. LOL (he is in a crack that goes under the wall where they are a step up .)last time i seen his tail I went to pull it thinking he was dead he went to moving and spooked me needless to say I turned him loose. Hope he is eating all my spiders while he is visiting !!! LOL

Since: Apr 09

Monticello, KY

#18 Apr 28, 2009
they say that moth balls keep snakes away, but mom used them at her house... and I still caught at least 1 copperhead a year around her house. So I think it might just be a myth about the moth balls. cats do a pretty good job at keeping snakes away.
caring

Liberty, KY

#19 Apr 28, 2009
peppermint will keep ants away. they cann't stand the stuff. snakes will keep me away.
chunkee munkee

Harrison, AR

#20 Apr 28, 2009
i had chickens last year and only saw the one in the garage. The year before that on the day my cousin committed suicide we killed 4 while landscaping i almost put my hand on one lmao funny now not then.!!

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