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July 18th, 2012, 07:10 PM
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I've seen lines of tiny black ants that don't bite crawling in trough t crack in one of my windows. I see a few of them crawling on my computers. I also see them eating bits of food. Once I left a zebra cake wrapped in plastic (It wasn't sealed though) the next day I put it in my lunch box with out thinking and I found a ton of these ants eating my lunch. This has been going on for like, 3 months. How do I get them out of my house without getting a pest control specialist?? Also will they hurt my computer?? Please Help.

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July 18th, 2012, 09:14 PM
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Those things are attracted to electric current, which is why they are on your computers. I have heard Borax is a good deterrent/ killer. I actually have a little jumping spider that lives in my kitchen... I let him live there because he eats the ants. Since he moved in, I haven't been seeing the ants, and I use Borax on my carpet too. Other than that, the best thing to do it to wipe down your countertop and clean your floors regularly..... that's my advice.

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July 19th, 2012, 06:18 AM
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We always buy the ant bait from Home Depot....it is poison though...we've had no problems with it and we have pets and a child. It just depends on what you feel comfortable using.

I also agree...clean, clean, clean.
Trisha--proud stay at home mommy and wife.

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July 19th, 2012, 06:31 PM
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I've also only used the ant bait to control ants. I've heard if you make a line of chalk or baby powder where the ants are entering your house it will keep them from coming in. Here is a site that has a bunch of natural ant control options. Not sure if they work as I have never tried them, but worth a try. Get Rid of Ants Cheaply and Naturally
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