We have an ant problem in Dubai.
I'm concerned about the cat and dog in regards to using chemicals to control the ants. Any ant powder I put down outside is either a) blown away or b) washed away by the gardener.
I've been investigating alternative natural remedies for keeping the ants at bay.
Apparently drawing a chalk line around where the ants enter a property will deter them so putting it to the test I drew a chalk circle around an ant. As you can see, it didn't work.
So I've used a mixture of cinnamon powder and water and spayed it around the door frames, which seems to be working for the time being.
We've not been out much with Bob this week as it's too hot, he can just about manage the end of the road and back. We did manage to spend Friday morning in the desert at the lakes.
I found the entry point for the ants and sprayed it with the cinnamon.
It didn't work so I'm afraid I was back to using ant powder and they've gone for now.
The cat recovered from her heat stroke the other week with no side effects and isn't pestering as much to go out in the day time. As long as she gets regular attention and treats. she's more than happy.