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Ants and filtered coffee

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Don’t throw out the coffee residue left in the filter if you have a problem with ants coming into your house from the garden. I have just learnt that if you can create a barrier with this, ants don’t like it. We have one window that they like trying to come through so going to give this a try as an ecological way of stopping them.
What else do you use from the kitchen outside, not including composting?

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Soapy, salty water on weeds.
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Soapy water on greenfly. It's been a while right enough.
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White vinegar on the windows and I borrow the car windscreen squeezy thingy to remove the excess - the sort window cleaners use only a tad tad smaller!
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Une raclette, comme la fromage.

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Lemon juice against ants. I haven’t tried coffee grounds.

White vinegar if there’s ever calcium build up in the toilet pan due to our very hard water.

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Gardengirl wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 5:34 pm
Lemon juice against ants. I haven’t tried coffee grounds.

White vinegar if there’s ever calcium build up in the toilet pan due to our very hard water.
Coffee grounds! That was the word I was looking for, thank you GG :P

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Ally wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 5:21 pm
Une raclette, comme la fromage.
Pedant warning: le fromage.
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🤪 I knew that. But thanks

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A home made antkiller I've found is equal amounts of icing sugar and bicarbonate of soda.

Theory is that icing sugar attracts the ants and the bicarbonate blows them up. Ants who die are eaten by fellow ants who also die 🤣. Weve been inundated with them this year.

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manonthemoon wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 6:59 pm
A home made antkiller I've found is equal amounts of icing sugar and bicarbonate of soda.

Theory is that icing sugar attracts the ants and the bicarbonate blows them up. Ants who die are eaten by fellow ants who also die 🤣. Weve been inundated with them this year.
A little concerned by that mad smilie after reading about ants blowing up :lol:

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