Originally Posted by Annabakescakes
The last apartment I lived in had BAD ant problems. The day after the first time I cooked in there I came home from work to find about 10 million tiny ants on my wall and in my trash can. I don't kid! It was amazing. At the top of the can there were about 10 lines of them going in and out, but it branched into a huge funnel shape and the top was about 3 feet wide, the whole thing was 5 feet tall up the wall, all solid ants. Inside the can was black with them, and the outside of the can was covered on one side similar to the wall. I sprayed pure bleach on them and it killed them instantly but that night I woke up to them crawling all over me, tickling, not biting! And I co-slept with my 6 month old, and they were all over her as well. I called the emergency number to the office, crying and they sprayed a caulked and I put diatomacious earth in all the sills and at the base of the walls and around the doors I still found them all the time, for 3 years, but never as bad as the first times. They ate holes out of the front of 3 of my nursing bras (peek-a-boo!), so I assume they were sugar ants. I only bought cake mix, and sugar and powdered sugar as I needed it, and kept it in the fridge.
My husband had a similar problem with roaches at an apartment he had after I threw him out one time. I won't get into it, it was horrible!!! He even kept his dishes, pots and pans in the refrigerater.
Grandmaw always used cider vinegar in a spray bottle for those sugar ants, seems they dont like it and wont cross a line of it. She just sprayed it really well in all the window sills, door faces and the hole that is usually present where the pipes go in and out of the house. She had to respray about once a month or so but it worked