Friday, June 11, 2010

Friends in high places

The Mighty Fang saw me put his "Cat Dancer" toy into that cabinet two days ago. He *still* occasionally jumps up there on top of the oven hood and meows at me to open that cabinet and get the toy out for him.

When I put down the kitty kibble last Sunday, ants got into it, and I opened a cabinet and a roach looked back out at me. I promptly put out Combat roach baits and put them in all the cabinets and under the stove and refrigerator, and got some new ant baits that appear to be boric acid in sugar water and put one of them near where the ants were entering the house. Today I notice no more ants other than some dying ones near the bait, and I open a cabinet and a dead roach falls out. Yeah! That's the kind of results that I like to see! And no real danger to the kittehs, since the baits are all hidden away in places they can't get to. Sure beats having to call out an exterminator to spray the place with Premise (the only somewhat pet-safe insecticide, but only available to professional exterminators).

Still way too many boxes to open and unpack. At least I have the kitchen unpacked though. A rotund penguin must have his priorities ;).

-- Badtux the Cat-owned Penguin


  1. I have been told that ants dislike cinnamon, so perhaps you could make a barrier of either the regular supermarket powder, or a line of the cinnamon oil found in some stores if the ants reappear? I used to use cinnamon round the beehives to deter foraging ants; it worked on some types.

  2. The boric acid in sugar water bait seems to have worked on the ants. They aren't advancing beyond the bait, and there ain't a whole lot of'em left now. So I suspect that this is a problem that's solved.

    - Badtux the Ant-afflicted Penguin

  3. The kitties needs their own twitter account. You could make them net slebs. Just a thoughl


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