Using Garlic Powder to keep the Ants away
by Kathy Vilseck
|(From Nita) When I had trouble with the ants getting
into the puppies' food, I asked Kathy
Vilseck what she had found that worked last summer with her dogs.
We'd written about it and then lost the subject. The following is her
|Well, I actually solved the ants in the dog food
problem accidentally. I moved Smokey's food which helped but...I ran out
of garlic pills. So, I went out and put garlic powder on his food. The
ants started heading out. They do not like the garlic. Smokey doesn't
mind. In fact, I think he kind of likes the garlic. I do know that we
have more problems with ants in the food when the food is in the shade.
Of course, our dogs have dry food down all the time. No canned food and
the bowl is not empty very often.
If you will be using the garlic powder like that, you might look into buying it in large quantities. Ever checked out http://www.bulkfoods.com . I was looking at it and may buy some of their stuff. Jan uses onion powder when he bbqs. I am thinking of buying a large one and then not have to worry about finding it.