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Ants in the sandbox!

Posted by on Jul. 3, 2012 at 11:23 AM
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What can I do to get rid of them? I can't use poison is there any home remedies I can try? I don't know salt maybe? I live in an eco friendly community so poison is a no plus my husband doesn't want to use any type of poison where my son will be playing anyone know what we can do?

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TruthSeeker.
by on Jul. 3, 2012 at 12:18 PM

 Dump it out and start over.

 Get a sandbox that's on a stand and not the ground.

Sunshine257
by on Jul. 3, 2012 at 12:33 PM
Well the ants are coming
from around the edges of the sandbox. I can't dump it it is attached to the ground.
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.Angelica.
by Angie on Jul. 3, 2012 at 12:43 PM

hmm, i think there is some food you can put down that is supposed to expand and kill them when they eat it i think. i could be remembering wrong though.

.Angelica.
by Angie on Jul. 3, 2012 at 12:46 PM

Use corn meal. This method is especially great around pets or children, as corn meal by itself is not poisonous. The ants will carry it home and try to eat it, but they can't digest it properly. Be sure to put corn meal wherever you see that the ants like to frequent.

Put out cream of wheat (farina). Don't cook it – use it raw. The ants eat it and it expands in their stomachs, killing them. Put the food somewhere you know there will be ants and just leave it.

Ants are extremely susceptible to caffeine. Leave coffee grounds (used works) where the ants are and they will carry it home and eat it. This method takes a few weeks to see.

LuvMyBoy08
by on Jul. 3, 2012 at 12:47 PM
Get a spray bottle filled with white vinegar and spray around and in the sandbox. White vinegar helps repell ants and it's non toxic to children. Give that a shot....if you don't already have a tarp, get one to cover it
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Sunshine257
by on Jul. 3, 2012 at 12:49 PM
Thanks for all the advice I will try all of those!
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2-point-doe
by Silver Member on Jul. 3, 2012 at 2:15 PM

 blue dawn dish soap around will also help deter them

capfelbeck
by Member on Jul. 3, 2012 at 10:52 PM

 cinnamin deters them also good luck

 

babowes
by on Jul. 3, 2012 at 10:56 PM
Wow great remedies
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UpstateAnnette
by on Jul. 4, 2012 at 7:07 PM


Quoting capfelbeck:

 cinnamin deters them also good luck

 

I have heard the same that cinnamon works.

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