Ants in Air Conditioner

donna_loomisNovember 27, 2004

The ants just keep rolling out of the air conditioner. There is no trail on the wall of the house on the outside, but we keep spraying anyway. On the inside, when we spray around the air conditioner, the ants just pour out. I can't figure out where they are coming from, unless they have nested inside the air conditioner. Is this possible? And how do I get rid of them?

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yborgal

This is a window unit, right? Are the ants the tiny ones or are they the large carpenter ants?

    Bookmark   November 28, 2004 at 10:21PM
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donna_loomis

Mona, they are just the tiny black ants.

    Bookmark   November 29, 2004 at 12:23AM
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carolssis

Mix up a batch of non-toxic ant killer, one tablespoon sugar, one tbls. molasses, one tbls. yeast. Sugar and molasses attract them, they eat it, take it home to the nest where other ants eat it, and when the yeast gets moist it expands. Voila', exploding ants. I doubt it would do more than a tummy ache if it were eaten by kids, but the ants love it. I've used it outside where we have gazillions of red ants, and it works great. You can put it on a paper plate, or in a jar lid, but inside where it's warm, it will spread out some. good luck

    Bookmark   November 30, 2004 at 1:21AM
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donna_loomis

CarolsSis, thank you for the tip. I'll give it a try.

    Bookmark   November 30, 2004 at 12:15PM
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yborgal

If you're looking for non toxic remedies try this site. It's got solutions/suggestions for most every problem.

Here is a link that might be useful: good remedies

    Bookmark   December 2, 2004 at 2:21PM
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donna_loomis

Mona, that's a great site. All kinds of good remedies. Thanks.

    Bookmark   December 3, 2004 at 2:26AM
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