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Post by essentiallysue on Sat 10 Jun 2017, 8:04 am

Ants in their food dish! I cleaned out the cage and this morning there were one or two again. I sprayed vinegar (mixed with water) all around the cage. Is there anything else I can do? The two other cages don't have them.

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Post by scaredymouse on Sat 10 Jun 2017, 9:17 pm

yucky!  I'm sorry, i don't know of anything to try.  The only advice i would have to give would come from an internet search which I'm sure you have done already.

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Post by essentiallysue on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 8:27 am

I am still battling against them. I have used every natural remedy to no avail. Then I bought ant traps and placed them everywhere but not in the cage, of course.
Finally, I placed their food dish in a mote - a little bigger dish filled with water. The mice could reach their food over the water edge, but the ants would have to crawl through the water to get to the food. Seems to be working. Let you know.

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Post by essentiallysue on Sun 18 Jun 2017, 8:46 pm

I finally got rid of them! Used several methods - and finally, Terro ant killer everywhere where I saw one come in the house. The mice are safe.

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Post by Peachy on Sun 18 Jun 2017, 11:03 pm

Good news! Ants have invaded my shower, thankfully that's far away from the mice. Razz

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Post by PeachPrin on Tue 08 Jan 2019, 7:08 am

Hehe, this means you have not completely solved the problem and you can't just scare them off now. Sadly, but you'll need more powerful pesticides now, poisonous traps and chalks will be not enough. Personally, I have tried DIY traps with boric acid and a mixture of water with vinegar for surfaces, just as described here and haven't seen any ant at my home since.

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