When I was pregnant with Jude, Joe and I joked that we were going to name him Thurston Cinnamon Roosevelt Lieb. But that has nothing to do with this story.
When you have a 1 year old that likes to feed himself every meal becomes quite messy. Luckily he’s cute enough to warrant the constantly messy high chair and surrounding area. However, I am not a fan of the ant colony that seems to believe our kitchen floor is their personal grocery store. Even when I sweep, vacuum and mop several times a day they still manage to find some little morsel I missed. They didn’t bother me much until they started biting us. When I discovered 8-10 bites on Jude’s little body I knew it was time to act.
Obviously we don’t want to use a toxic chemicals so I did a little research via the web and found a few natural remedies I thought we could try. There were alot of great ideas but I didn’t want to spend any money so I started with cinnamon. Apparently ants don’t like it. I had some expired cinnamon that I didn’t want to throw away but wasn’t sure what to do with it.
There is a small area between the door and molding where the ants were coming in. We covered the area with cinnamon, like a caulk of sorts. It worked like a charm until the ants found a new way in. So after a few breeches in security I think we’ve finally got them blocked off.
We still sweep, vacuum and mop regularly but we no long have biting ants in our house! Hooray for spices!