Introduction: DIY Anti-Ant Dog Bowl
This Instructable will teach you how to make your pet's bowl ant proof.
Step 1: Materials
The materials you will need for this instructable are:
1x Wood that is bigger than the bowl
2x Small pieces of wood the bowl will stand on
1x or 2x Cardboard glue traps (These are the ones I used: http://www.amazon.com/Trapper-Insects-Spiders-Cock...)
Something to cut your wood with if its not already cut to size
Step 2: Cut Out the Main Square
All you need to do in this step is to cut your wood just a little bigger than however your pet's bowl is. Our wood was a 10 in square
Step 3: The Bowl Supports
In this step you will need to make supports that your bowl will stand on once it has Velcro on it. I recommend making them smaller as seen in the second picture because it will provide more area for the glue trap. The size of these will depend on your bowl because if you have a very large bowl you might need four supports instead of two. Make sure your supports are in the center of the bowl so that the glue trap can go on the outside of the supports.
Step 4: Attaching the Supports
Now you will need to screw the supports into the wood planks. I would recommend countersinking the screws because it will make the Velcro much easier to work with. Then just place the Velcro on the supports and another piece on the bowl
Step 5: Making the Glue Trap
This is where your glue traps come in. You should start by laying out the glue traps under the bowl flat as seen in the second picture. You should make the mark as the circumference around the bowl but know that you should make it a little smaller than the bowl so that it is not a hazard for your pet. Now if you are smart about your cuts you can probably use only one glue trap if you are careful (depending on the size of the bowl). Then place the traps in the fashion of the bowl you are using (mine was a circle) and glue them to the board just to make sure the glue traps won't come off accidentally. Do not glue them too hard because once they are dirty and gross you should probably replace them with new ones
Step 6: You're Done!
This is what it should look like when you are done. Now none of those pesky ants will get in your pet's food.
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