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    It seems my office partner left a box of sugar cookies on my desk over the weekend, now I'm infested with little black ants. Anyone know of a sure way to get rid of them?
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    This is for gophers, but maybe:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0Hx5ka1FiA
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    Turn on the radio and tune it to Limbaugh or Beck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shimagnolo View Post
    Turn on the radio and tune it to Limbaugh or Beck.
    But won't that attract cockroaches?
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    Any office cleaner should work. Windex, 409 etc. Throw the cookies away first. Oh, wait, did you eat the ant encrusted sugar cookies? If so, no hope for you. The ants will eat you from the inside out.
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    You might try a little soda with a few drops of dish soap. It works for fruit flies. They're attracted to the sweetness of the soda, the soap does them in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    I would rather not gas the area I spend eight hours a day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by waynesworld View Post
    This is for gophers, but maybe:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0Hx5ka1FiA
    now how did I know what that was gonna be?
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    Zoo Atlanta might have an anteater you could borrow.

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    Terro Ant Baits.
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    Fire. Lots of it. May need some sort of accelerant such as gasoline.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    Or even just Henry Rollins. He'll get the job done.

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    Douse the whole area in 190 proof alcohol. The sweet smell with draw them in. Toss in a match and let 'em burn, baby, burn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Any office cleaner should work. Windex, 409 etc. Throw the cookies away first. Oh, wait, did you eat the ant encrusted sugar cookies? If so, no hope for you. The ants will eat you from the inside out.
    +1 for the general purpose cleaner. Diluted ammonia or vinegar will work, too, but you'll have a bit of an aftersmell.

    I like how your office mate left the cookies on your desk and not his. That would be reason enough to hide some of the cookies in his desk drawers.
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    Or even just Henry Rollins. He'll get the job done.
    This. Not sure how many 80s punks we had on hand that would get the Black Flag reference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikebuddha View Post
    I would rather not gas the area I spend eight hours a day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    This. Not sure how many 80s punks we had on hand that would get the Black Flag reference.
    I did
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikebuddha View Post
    It seems my office partner left a box of sugar cookies on my desk over the weekend, now I'm infested with little black ants. Anyone know of a sure way to get rid of them?
    Leave a poisoned box of sugar cookies on your desk next weekend.
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    There are only two ways to battle ants.



    Destroy their scent trail or kill the queen. First, see if you can find where they are coming into the building and do battle out there.

    Cinnamon seems to thwart them for a day or two. They don't like its smell. I've tried both full strength ammonia and undiluted vinegar without much luck. Kill all the ants that are beyond your smell barrier so they don't find their way back and re-establish the trail. I usually just squash them.

    As far as killing the queen, I've had luck with the old trick of leaving cornmeal near the trail and letting them take it back and overfeed the queen. My backyard was swarming with red ants, and I plopped down a generous pile as near to the nest as I could find. The next day there was a noticeable drop in the ant population and they seemed to be wandering aimlessly. By the end of the week they were gone and never to be seen again.

    Sometimes you get lucky. One time my apartment got invaded by some micro ants coming in through hidden cracks in the baseboards of the bathroom. I tried everything I could at the point where the water pipe enters the building outside which is where they were getting in. Then we had a huge rain. Problem solved, though I did have to deal with the girls who were caught in the walls of the apartment during the rain and who lost their smelly trail home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikebuddha View Post
    I would rather not gas the area I spend eight hours a day.
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    Oh god, I feel for you. Every summer for the past 3 years, the place i am subletting in has had an ant problem. It's getting warmer now, and every time I see a loan ant I freak the crap out and wipe it away. I'm not much of a "kill bugs" person but I know all too well what this is foreshadowing...

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