Ants

Thai people don’t seem to be bothered by ants but I really don’t like them.  Keeping them out of my room has proved rather difficult.  Any bit of food is almost immediately swarmed by ants.  So the first lesson I learned is keeping the place very clean has reduced the number of ants inside.  But ants are curious explorers and they still come inside looking for food and whatever else it is that ants look for.  The second thing I learned about repelling ants is to plug their method of ingress.  But that leaves the doorway and leads to the third thing I learned about repelling ants.  They don’t like strong scents or scented powders.  A little research online suggests cinnamon, black pepper, peppermint oil, vinegar, lemon juice, mint, cloves, etc…

I had some baby powder on hand and thought I’d try it.IMG_6077So far it seems to be working.  The ants don’t want to cross this line.  As a bonus, it smells nice too.

Any other suggestions for keeping ants out are welcome.

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