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Sacramento radio host and master gardener Farmer Fred Hoffman, author of the "Farmer Fred Rant," shares tips on how to stop ants in their tracks without strong pesticides:
"The spring indoor migration has begun. Argentine ants those busy little black ants are march, march, marching through the kitchen and bathroom.
"In years past, we would reach for the spray can and douse those little scavengers. But not anymore. Many of those indoor spray pesticides are only effective with direct contact on the ants. And the stronger sprays, with residual action to thwart the next wave of ants, is potentially harmful to you, your kids, your pets.
"Before wiping up (or wiping out) the little critters, follow their trail. Note their entry point into the house. Seal it up. We have found ants entering the house in a variety of small avenues: beneath moulding, cracks in the window frame, behind electrical outlet plates and one of the ants' favorite entries: that large hole beneath the sink where the pipes enter the house."
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