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Ants in Air Conditioner

Posted by Donna_Loomis (My Page) on
Sat, Nov 27, 04 at 2:48

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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RE: Ants in Air Conditioner

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


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RE: Ants in Air Conditioner

Mona, they are just the tiny black ants.


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RE: Ants in Air Conditioner

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


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RE: Ants in Air Conditioner

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


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RE: Ants in Air Conditioner

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


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RE: Ants in Air Conditioner

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


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