If you have ants coming into your house, make a chalk line, but use only the white chalk; they won't cross it, it sticks to their footsies. Hmmm....
So here's the best answer I read online, "chalk is made of of calcium carbonate, a nontoxic substance. It doesn't repel ants
or immediately kill them. Ants would prefer to avoid crossing chalk if
possible, because the chalk particles can puncture their skin and SLOWLY
kill them by dehydration. I have used regular chalk, and it hasn't been
particularly effective. I tried drawing a circle around a bunch of
ants. In desperation, they crossed the line anyway.
However, there are some toxic chalks sold illegally in Chinese markets.
These chalks contain lead and mercury compounds (along with who knows
what else). I've seen these chalks in action before. Ants die
immediately on crossing the line. Most ants avoid it though. It strongly
Then again, eHow home tells you to go to the Dollar Store and buy some cheap chalk. Go figure.
Things that make you go hmmm...
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