Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Ants vs Cats
Little black ants are eating my cats' dry food. I don't know what it is that attracts the ants to the food, but goshdarnit. I've had to sweep every morning to keep the colony at bay.
There must be something in the food that attracts them. Likewise, there must be some way of stopping them from infesting my dining room without poisoning my furry little friends.
Beth, can you help me?
Addendum: since posting, i have taken several distinct precautions against the small black ants. for example, i took beth's advice and moved the food away from the ants' path. i didn't just move it around the room though, i put it in the hall way where there is carpeting as opposed to wood flooring. i believe the carpet has put the ants off on account of all the extra effort it would take for them to climb the carpet (carpet, in case you didn't know, has more surface area than wood flooring. and though insignificant to use big footed humans, ants are very small and have to climb over each thread of carpet).
also, it has been raining lately. ants don't seem to like the rain.