Step 1: Supplies
Sponge with texture
Elbow grease (Manual labor)
Bleach may be used instead of vinegar.
Step 3: Remove Sources
First I took the dog food outside and placed the dog food centered in a shallow dish filled with water.
The ants drown when trying to reach the food.
Step 4: Clean Counters And Sink
I cleaned all areas where the scent trail was and basically my whole kitchen to be safe.
I first scrubbed with a damp textured sponge and baking soda.
I rinsed with a clean damp cloth to remove the chalky residue.
I poured vinegar onto a damp cleaning cloth and cleaned the surfaces again.
I poured vinegar and baking soda down the sink to remove any food odors there.
It is important to keep food and crumbs off the table, counters, and floors after an invasion.
Keep dishes washed and rinsed.
Don't leave any water in the sink because they look for water also, especially when it is hot.
Step 5: Floors
My thoughts were that the texture in the sponge would act as a sand paper and remove the scent trail.
I rinsed the baking soda off the floor the best I could, doing this a couple of times using hot water.
I Mopped the floor several times using the vinegar solution to remove any chalky residue left behind from the baking soda.
Step 6: Finding The Nest
There are other ways to kill ants naturally but I just use this system.
I have not done it yet as we have been busy.
Step 7: Sunshiine"s Final Thoughts
The second cleaning did not take as long because I caught it early enough. I did use bleach that time even though I don't like to, only because I used Apple Cider vinegar before. I have always used white vinegar and it works!
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