Now ants won't get into your dog's food! My dog's food used to always be covered in ants.
I experimented with all the ways people try to solve this problem, the classic pie tin with water in it, placing the food bowls in different places every day to fool the ants- all that really did was irritate Ling-Ling and Binky- didn't trick the ants a bit..they would look at me like I was an idiot.... For me , the big flaw in the pie tin method was the water part- which ironically, was the working part of the whole deal. First, the dogs would usually drink it, second- I bring the dog bowls inside on the kitchen counter to prepare dinner , then bring them back outside, bringing in dripping wet bowls made the wife mad and mad wives are even worse than Ant problems.
I wasn't expecting to see all those ants in our dog's food dish. The dog's dish was on our patio, next to the house. I could see that the ants were coming from under our home (thank goodness we haven't found any IN our home).
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Ants in 50lb bag of dry dog food HELP
Ants are no fun. They seem to invade every crevice in the inside and outside of our homes, and they are really hard to get rid of. I have had a bad time with them in my garden this year too. The other day I found them in our dog's food dish. It was swarming with ants!It sounded so crazy, it just might work! Your kids will love this. We drew a thick line with chalk all around the dog dish and waited. One or two ants braved it across the chalk desert, but most of them put one tiny foot in it and ran away. I'm not kidding. After 10 minutes or so almost all of the ants were gone back to wherever they came from. I cannot emphasize how many ants we had originally found in the food dish. There were HUNDREDS. They were swarming it. I can live with one or two.I cleaned out the dish and replaced the food and water and soon the ants were back. One evening my husband was watching television and he saw a home remedy for deterring ants. Chalk! He said to draw a circle of chalk around the perimeter of the dog dish.Surround the food dish with water In the summertime, a favorite destination for ants is often a pet's food bowl. Here's a simple way to keep them out of your dog or cat's food—set the dish in a pan of water. Not only does it keep the ants out of the pet food, but your pet can take a gulp of water from the pan whenever he or she needs a drink