“old wives tale”

Heading out the door last nite on our “final round” I noticed a column of ants marching across the door frame and towards a neighbor’s door who always sits her trash out in the hallway. (BTW the trash chute is less than 75 feet from her door)It got me thinking  about my Aunt Sunny. Many years  ago during a summer visit to her and Uncle Ed in rural Pennsylvania she had chalk lines drawn on her kitchen window sill and doors to ward off ANTS. It never crossed my mind again as I attributed it to it being an “ole wives tale.” But a report on LifeHaker.com on summer pests says…” to keep ants out of your house, draw chalk lines around your doorways and windowsills. Ants won’t cross a chalk line. Why? It’s not entirely clear, but some say the ants don’t like the particles sticking to their feet, while others say they’re averse to the calcium carbonate in the chalk. Whatever the reason, this nontoxic solution will keep ants outside where they belong.”

Now will somebody tell me how to keep the water bugs out after a heavy rain! The word is out, my place is the happening spot.


One Comment Add yours

  1. I hear baking soda works the same way.



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