I know this is an old post but I just have to comment for anyone reading. If your pediatrician said that....he or she has no idea what they are talking about. Ants are insanely clean and actually sterile. They have antimicrobial saliva and groom constantly and their nests are very close to sterile. Our own hands are much dirtier than an ant. Roaches and flies are dirty and carry diseases but NOT ants. Pesticides are MUCH more dangerous and harmful. Ants are a nuisance and they give us the creepy crawlies but they really won't hurt you (with the exception if fire or army ants). Bad advice to tell someone it is ok to use pesticides around children or pets because ants are dangerous. This is simply not true. There are many natural ways to get rid of the pests as listed here.
How To: Get Rid of Ants
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