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Topic: Tips for keeping ants out of pet food bowls?  (Read 5459 times)
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« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2006 09:35:56 PM »

I have actually had ants create little ant-corpse bridges across water.

What I've done that has really worked: I heard on some TV show that ants hate cinnamon.  When I put it down, it kept the ants out until my cat pawed it away.  So I put a bead of white glue around the perimeter of an old platter, poured cinnamon on it and mashed it down a little, let it dry, and then put my cat's food and water in the middle of that.  It works for several months, and then just needs the cinnamon refreshed.
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2006 02:52:32 PM »

i had this problem last summer.  ants in the food dish.  ants in the water dish.  my poor cat was so sad.

the solution was to put a thin layer of petroleum jelly allong the rim of the dish (the part that touches the floor).    ants can't climb that gooey stuff.  and it's clear, so it won't look all gross.  also, i put little ant traps near the food, but under the microwave stand so the cat wouldn't play w/ it.  no more ants!  good luck!

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« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2006 09:36:17 PM »

try fixing some strong tape like duct tape (with the sticky side out) around the bottom of the bowl so they just get stuck there.

« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2007 10:21:07 PM »

Cinnamon, coffee grinds, chili pepper, paprika, dried peppermint leaves, and lemon juice are all natural ant repellents  i think lemon juice around the bowl would work best because your dog wont eat it  Smiley
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