I tried the onions because of my dog. He seems sensitive to chemicals and I am afraid he will think ant traps are toys and the bait is for him to eat. He is adorable, a bit dopey, and will eat anything! The onions were placed well out of his reach, since they are bad for dogs. The smell is supposed to make the ants lose their sense of direction and they can’t follow scent trails. I have not found where they are coming from, but I am so freaked out that I am going to open something and find a billion of them as you mentioned! That was before reading thes latest posts. Now I am really freaked. I put cotton balls all around with peppermint on them. But I need to make an indoor essential oil bug repellent spray to use all over.
The ticks here have become resistant to frontline! We live in the mountains, no far from the Appalachian trail, so ticks are a huge issue. Especially deer ticks because of the large deer population. So our vet recommended a soresto collar instead of frontline. But it gave the poor Ziggy a chemical burn. This started my search into natural remedies for flea and tick protection and using essential oils to protect the house. Boy, that is a whole different rabbit hole that could suck me in!! I found a way to make a natural flea and tick collor for him using Essential oils and some household ingredients. It gets soaked once per month and dried over night. And the remaining solution in the dish after soaking can be put in a spray bottle to spray on you and the dog before going out in the woods or deep grass.