The ants are back!
There aren't as many as there were afore but mom still resprayed...on a much happier note, dad let a fly in da howse yesterday! Yup, it was grate fun running thru the howse leaping at dat fly. It was HUGE! I got up on da counter and jumped at him as he flew by, he fell to da floor, I jumpt down on him (I missed). Da fly was on his back, buzzing in circles! Den Speedy gave it a good wak wif his manly paw and pushed it over to me. I ate it. After that we had to nap, we bof were soooo tired from running and jumping and chasing dat crazy fly. Dad sed it was big enuff to be a cargo plane! Okay, mom wants to say sumfing now....~Sadie
A few of you have asked about the ant repellent. It's a home made spray. I have a chemist friend who works for a spice company and he makes a lot of "biofriendly" spice and spice oil based bug stuff. I've often told him he should manufacture this stuff and sell it, he'd make millions. He says no, he just likes helping out his friends with pest control and keeping their pets safe. He just happens to have access to the ingredients at a lower cost than the average person. Anyone can make this stuff so he doesn't think he should profit from it! I sure do have some wonderful friends. Here is his "formula" for all of you who asked. Mom asked, he said "oh, yeah, definitely. If you know people who could use this tell them how to make it". See, we told you he was wonderful: You'll need to go to a health food store, whole foods store, baking store or someplace where you can find these ingredients.
1-1 oz. bottle of Orange Oil
1-1oz. bottle of Cinnamon Oil
1-1 oz. bottle of Lemon Grass Extract
get a 2 quart spray bottle. Pour oils into bottle, add water to fill line. That's it, easy huh. I figured out the cost by going to Atlanticspice.com and it came to $10.85 (without shipping). He also says that if you want it to dry faster you can add some rubbing alcohol (just a couple ounces) but he says that rubbing alcohol isn't good for kitties (it will irritate their mouths) and since you're only lightly spraying the perimeter of the room (under the sink is a good spot) that he doesn't think it's necessary. He also recomends keeping the pets off until it's dry, although we don't think any of the ingredients will make pets sick, cinnamon oil might burn a tungue. So, go make some great smelling ant repellant!