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    Default NAD: ants are all over Tiven's unfinished wood dresser

    While we were camping, some ants invaded the bathroom because Weston had put a shirt with grape jelly on it in the laundry, which I didn't have time to do before we left. We dealt with that, and then yesterday we discovered ants inside Tiven's dresser going after a dirty soccer sock (yuck!) that had Gatorade spilled on it. I removed all the clothing from that drawer and washed it, but now this morning there are ants ALL OVER the dresser. I didn't do my normal dish soap & water routine on the dresser, because it's unfinished wood, but I think that's why there are now ants all over it, following those trails and finding nothing, so looking some more.

    What can I do? I was thinking about sprinkling baking soda all over it, but now I'm reading this morning that that's a myth. I can't put anything with water on it because it's unfinished. Or can I? Maybe if I wipe it down quickly??? Help????
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    I would use Terro ant poison. but I hate ants so I have no problem killing them
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    I won't use any poison because of our pets, and it's also against our rental agreement. When I moved the dresser most of them went running for their lives, LOL, so at least I'm not going to be wiping up ant bodies but I really want to do something to keep them from getting back on it.
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    Mint tea is an amazing ant repellent. Maybe you could spray it on the floor all around the dresser and get them before they climb up?

    What type of unfinished wood is it? Pine?
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    Cinnamon is also a deterrent to ants.
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    It's pine. One of my neighbors suggested using white vinegar so I put some in a spritzer bottle and applied it very lightly and then wiped it dry quickly with a towel. I did that two times over the whole thing, inside & out, and I pulled it away from the wall & drawn chalk lines on the floor around the feet. And I can't find where they are coming in. We haven't found any trail inside or outside.
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    Borax with sugar/honey will kill them.. the boric acid is what is used in ant bait, and will not harm mammals .. Put it on a piece of wax paper, or similar so it won't hurt the wood they take it into the nest.
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    Amazon.com: Ant Killer: Liquid Ant Bait Station - Pack of 6 - Terro-PCO: Patio, Lawn & Garden

    We use these for ants and they work great. Borax is the active ingredient and they are pet safe.

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    Yep, we also used Terro and it also worked great for us. But it pretty much is the same idea as what RG posted if you wanted to consider just doing it yourself.
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    Okay, experts....you all clearly know what you are talking about.

    MOTHS! Any ideas?

    We've used the traps, we've emptied out the entire pantry, scrubbed it, and re-stocked, they keep coming back. They're DISGUSTING. I keep things sealed in ziploc bags & airtight containers, we know they love boxes with glue on them so we keep those out of the cupboard or in bags, but they keep returning and multiplying.

    HELP!

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