I can’t believe it. It’s the last day of 2011 as I write this and my dog’s bowl is full of ants. Look at his face. Doesn’t he look stressed? Now ants in the dog bowl is something I expect to happen in June; but not in December. Hopefully the weather will cool off soon and the ants will go back into hiding. But in the meantime…
What’s a mother to do?
I’ve tried ant traps. I’ve tried borax and baby powder in the trail. I’ve tried all kinds of things. Mostly, we just agree to live together happily–until they get in the dog bowl, that is. Then I pull out all stops.
One Sunday, a year or so ago, the preacher was telling a story of when he and his wife were missionaries to Thailand and how the wife had to put the legs to the food cabinet in little bowls of water to keep the ants from getting into the cabinet. This week I remembered that story. This week, my little Asa finally got relief from the ants in his dog bowl.
I set his bowl on a silver tray filled with water. If the ants are brave enough to climb up into the tray, they will be drowned. So far, no ant has tried. What do you think? Got a better way to keep the ants out of your dog bowl? I’d love to hear about it.
Oh, and by the way, I think this technique would work just as well for the cat dish, too.