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Recommendation from the exterminator

I wanted to share my experience in battling ants.

I thought this was interesting. We were recently overrun by ants. It happens mostly in the winter time, but this summer the ants are in abundance. My poor Fatboy and self were at our wits end trying to deal with them ourselves when I finally broke down and called the exterminator. As you can imagine, my main concern was Fatboy. I have never had to bomb the house before for anything. This seemed like it was our only option.

To my surprise the exterminator told my husband (over the phone) to use Windex in the problem areas. He did not recommend bombing the house, even if we didn't have a pet, because the chemicals and cleanup are too much. Windex was safer and more convenient to use. The ants do not like the ammonia smell. All we had to do was spray, let it sit for a few minutes, then wipe clean.

We still opted to have him spray outside to kill the colonies. And we have an abnormal supply of Windex on hand already, so this option seemed to work for us. It's been a little over a week and I haven't seen one ant since using the Windex treatment.

So spread the word! And the spray if you have ant issues. Let me know your thoughts and results (if any).


Fatboy aka Stinky :)

thanks for the tip..............

I have heard of amazing uses for Windex...........


  Miss you sweet boy Otie (July 29, 2013)



Kathy Chester Newman and Jessa's picture

Hmmm, now I know why...

I don't ever have ants on the counter - they are black granite (somebodys idea of a joke I think) and I always spray them with windex!  We have these crazy little ants that I think are called sugar ants and they run around like maniacs and get into everything.  He has some ant bait that is like chewing gum and he sticks it where the dogs can't get hold of it.  Works pretty good.

karonelaine's picture

I never knew this.

Great news to know. Kiss that Fat boy for me.



Katie and Tucker's picture

Ok I tried this

We have never had ants until this year. They are so annoying. The winded def kills the ants but it doesn't keep them away. I tried this on the weekend because it's all I had on hand due to the holiday Tuesday. So yes it kills the ants but it doesn't keep them away. I wish it did. 


Katie & Tucker a.k.a "Porkchop"

Katie and Tucker's picture

I meant windex

Auto correct :(


Katie & Tucker a.k.a "Porkchop"