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We are having major ant problems in our new apartment. We have tried both Combat and Raid ant baits which have killed some of the ants, but they are still around in big numbers. I have had good luck with Combat before but it just didn't work this time.
What else can I try? I don't want to have an exterminator come because it might be bad for the cats.
 

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Burn the place down, it's the only way to be sure!

Just kidding of course. There are some industrial sprays that are safe for animals. We had to buy some for scorpions at my last place. It worked on all bugs and wasn't harmful to the cat at all. I just always made sure it was dry before I let her roam. She was our little scorpion hunter, but even though she couldn't get hurt by their sting, I didn't want one.
 

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I just want them to DIE! :evil:
 

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We use ant traps, the little metal ones, and we hide them really well so the cats can't get into them. Good places are under window sills, under cabinets, and under furniture.

 

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They are pretty much on top of counters, so we don't have a problem with the cats getting into the traps. The problem is that we don't really know where all they are coming in from....they are in multiple places. The ants keep dying but I know we aren't getting the whole colony because more keep coming.
 

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We have an ant problem in the summer months here. It's only a few, but they end up in the cats food, or on the counters, and even in my bathroom! Very irritiating since I'm clean and can't figure out where they originate from. I end up spraying that industrial stuff all around the house, but I have to spray often. Now it's cold/winter, so I get a break. :wink:
 

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If you ever find the solution, please share... I fought with ants for three years in the basement apartment I first lived in. I thought they were coming in from the windows, then from the door, then it seemed like everywhere. I never did solve the insect problem - at least until i moved to the 4th floor :roll:

Sorry I can't be of more help - hopefully someone had better success than I...

Good luck!
 

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I think it may be tougher in an apartment. When I lived in a house I sprinkled some stuff around the base of the house. I can't seem to remember the name right now. When I lived in an apartment years ago I had a major ant problem I tried the traps and couldn't get rid of them. I finally called the complex and they had someone come out. They used some other kind of trap and the ants loved it. Got rid of them quick.
 

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Ew I hate ants - good luck getting rid of them.
 

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I would call the complex but I don't want to draw attention to the fact that we have cats (we didn't pay the deposit :twisted: ). I just don't want them using something that would hurt the kitties.
 

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Sorry to say but the ants are probably in the walls. Ours used to come out of the outlets. They like water too. An exterminator is the best solution....send the kitties away for a few days..call the landlord.
 

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Well, they're still here but they're starting to go away...we bought this stuff called Terro that is for sweet eating ants. We've gotten rid of most of the ones in the bathroom and I don't see many getting in the cats water anymore but we still have some in the kitchen. I think I need to put some fresh syrup out for them to munch on.
But Ianthe, what is your idea? I'm sure I could still give it a shot to make sure ALL the little buggers die! :twisted:
 

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It's amazing....after I posted in this thread I got ants too!!!!!!!!! I thought I had a handle on them, but today they seemed to be everywhere again!!!! I caulked for like a week and a half and have caulked almost every crevice I could find. Everyone tells me to use that terro, but my ants don't want to have a thing to do with it. I researched what kind I have and they are ghost ants (I am pretty sure). Apparently they are pretty difficult to get rid of. I am calling an exterminator on Monday these little things are driving me crazy!!!!
 

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Hey, my mom said that tthey might be behind the backsplash, wall. If they are on the counter, then put some ant traps there. I remember when at our old house, on our landing we were infested with ants but that was because of dog food. Now make sure that the cats don't leave cat food around because that could attract them. also, if when you cook anything, if you get crumbs ants will come. Good luck and let all of us here know what you do. Good luck! Catlover_2004.
 

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Well, you are already using my idea!!!!!!!!!!! It was Terro. We get ants a LOT here, and that is what has worked best for us, and I like that it is non-toxic to everything but ants. But, you beat me to it!!! :lol:
 
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