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Display Name: CameronB_
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So, I've been dealing with ants for the past month in my groundfloor apartment of a 7 unit building. Part of my apartment is subteranean...maybe 6 inches. Directly beneath my hardwood floor is dirt and in front of my apartment are bushes.

About two months ago, I noticed 2 little piles of dirt that mysteriously appeared in the same location even after I would vaccum it up. The dirt seemed to come from a two very small gaps between the hardwood flooring. I didn't think much of it and the problem seemed to go away after a few weeks.

A few weeks after that, I had a swarm of ants (including those with wings come up from between the baseboard and hardwood floors. Needless to say, it was disgusting and very suprising since I keep my apartment spotless...with no food around.

This happened two more times and the landlord caulked up the areas where the ants came from. Just a few days ago, I had another episode of ants coming up from another gap between the baseboards and hardwood floor. I laid out some Grant Ant baits, but it seemed to take too long to kill the ants. Who knows how big the Argentine ant colony was.

So, again I vacuumed them up, but this time sprayed windex into the gaps and covered them with those antibacterial wipes. This seemed to work temporarily. The landlord wants to try to use the ant baits to kill the whole colony, so put baits out all over my apartment. 24 hours later, not one ant. I have no idea why they aren't coming out anymore.

In the meantime, I have had to find somewhere else to live until this is taken care of. Such a nuisance...

How To: Get Rid of Ants
5/8/07 02:28 PM