Quite a while ago I wrote a post about having discovered that corn meal would get rid of ants. We had an ant problem on our patio in Hawaii so we put a few mounds of corn meal in the problem areas as well as by our desert rose where ants were constantly infesting. In a matter of days they were gone. We wondered if it was just a fluke, but the ants haven’t come back…….. so far.
Art’s sister, Kay told us that they were suddenly having a terrible problem with tiny black ants that seemed to swarm over the kitchen counter and floor whenever they seemed to smell food. I was shocked to see so many ants even under their dish rack.
I remembered the corn meal cure and Kay decided to try it right away.
I didn’t see the ants hauling the corn meal away but within a couple of days they were down to just a few scavenger ants wandering around. In another couple more of days there were none.
Kay was using a diluted alcohol spray to kill ants, but the corn meal quickly got rid of ants on the floor too.
It was a little eerie.
Apparently the ants aren’t able to digest the corn meal.
Art’s sister and brother-in-law are thrilled. However, I’m looking at my cornbread a whole different way now.