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post #1 of 23
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This is in regards to my ant problem . I called my Mom, and asked her what she did when we were kids. She said that she would take some of our chalk (yes chalk) and draw lines around the cupboards. Ants can't cross a chalk line. I just tried it. It works. I am so happy I could cry.
post #2 of 23
That's great to know! I'm going to put chalk lines all over the house tonight when I get home.
post #3 of 23
I will have to remember that if we ever get an ant problem

you learn something new everyday
post #4 of 23
Chalk! Who da thunk it!!!

Great tip!
post #5 of 23
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Originally Posted by Yosemite View Post
That's great to know! I'm going to put chalk lines all over the house tonight when I get home.
The best is, I've drawn circles around my containers of flower and sugar. They are now "safe".

I'm just so happy I don't have to board the boys for a few days to get rid of the ants. Now they are just going to go elsewhere.
post #6 of 23
That's really interesting! Why can't they cross chalk I wonder?
post #7 of 23
Cool - magic chalk circles to keep the demons - I mean ants - away.

Seriously, this is neat. I can't wait to try it.
post #8 of 23
chalk supposedly deadens the ants' senses
post #9 of 23
Does it make me strange that I have the urge to leave work, go buy chalk, find some ants outside, and draw chalk lines near a couple and see what happens?

This is a really great tip that I'm mentally filing away. Gonna call my mom and tell her too. They always end up with ants at least once a summer.
post #10 of 23
NO WAY! I have struggled with ants off and on for years! I'm getting some chalk! Thanks so much!
post #11 of 23
Man I had an ant problem last year and tried to research different methods online to get rid of them and I don't think I came across chalk. I just bought these tiny inclosed ant traps and hid them so Zoe and Cosmo can't get at them (they can't get inside them even if they do find them) but I haven't seen an ant since. But that chalk idea is really cool!
post #12 of 23
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I will have to remember that if we ever get an ant problem

you learn something new everyday

huh! Never heard that one before. So far, we've only got a few ants wandering about and the boys take care of them. But if I ever need to deal with them, I'll try that.
post #13 of 23
Can I put it around the whole perimeter of the house?
post #14 of 23
Isn't it crazy what moms know?!
post #15 of 23
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Can I put it around the whole perimeter of the house?

Hey, why not - go get some of the chalk that they use to mark football fields! What an idea!
post #16 of 23
Wow, neat!!! I have to try this...^_^ I have to go and find some ants!
post #17 of 23
That's awesome!!! I'm gonna try that if i ever have an ant issue! Thanks for the tip!
post #18 of 23
Holy Mackerel! Whodathunkit, indeed! We had an ant problem a bunch of years ago, but not since. I almost wish we would, so I could try it! But I'll remember it for sure!
post #19 of 23
I knew that when I was a kid cause I saw my grandparents doing that it's just I don't like a line on my tiles.

I spray them so they will stop hatching. I know it's really mean, if you don't kill em, they will hatch and they will have wings and fly all over your house. Imagine hundreds of ants flying inside the house.
post #20 of 23
My mom just told me this the other day, she's done it for years!
post #21 of 23
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Does it make me strange that I have the urge to leave work, go buy chalk, find some ants outside, and draw chalk lines near a couple and see what happens?
I'm totally with you on this. It kinda -- but not really -- makes me sad we don't have an ant problem.

It sure beats my friend pouring boiling water over the anthills (outside) and screaming obscenities (although that was good for a laugh).
post #22 of 23
chalk ants mmmm that is weird. I would have never believed it.
post #23 of 23
I wonder if that will help with my scorpion problems? Its worth a try!!
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