Friday, May 7, 2010
When my parents were serving their mission in Central America, I was blessed with the opportunity to go down and visit them twice while they were living in Guatemala. Those were amazing trips and I will forever cherish the fabulous memories I have of learning about the culture of those humble people. What does this have to do with getting rid of these annoying little creatures? It was there, in Guatemala, that I learned a life-changing solution to an age-old problem!
Since the natives are very poor in this beautiful country and live off the land, they have to rely on nature for many of their cures, so to speak. They have THE answer for ridding themselves of ants...and I mean EVERY kind of ant in existence! They simply use human urine as a pesticide...you heard me right...good ole' fashioned Pee! And if it's from North America, they are thrilled because there are no parasites. They bottle it and save it for pesticides as well as for fertilizer!!
When I got back from my second trip down there, it was Spring, almost Summer, and I noticed I had an ant problem in certain places outside my house. I started noticing tiny mounds of dirt along the cracks of my walkway and on my front porch. I used commercial ant spray and the ants disappeared...for awhile...then they were back! I did this a few times but the little suckers always returned and it was driving me crazy!!
So I remembered what I had learned in Guatemala and thought I'd give it a shot. I enlisted the help from my son, for my backyard...(aren't little boys great??) He was about 10 and I told him to go in the back yard and pee on every ant hill he could find...he was ELATED! He dutifully did his business and proudly bounced back into the house announcing that he had completed his task!
We waited and watched for several days...no ants...then it turned into weeks...no ants and by the end of the summer, we had NO MORE ants!! Not ONE!...OK, let me explain. We had no recurrence of ants in the areas he "sprayed". We did have some in other places, but as soon as he would pee on those areas, they NEVER returned!
Who'd-u-thunk?? It really works and I have used this natural pesticide throughout the years. Even though my son is grown and gone, paper cups come in real handy! So now you know! Mother Nature has even given us natural pesticides. Amazing!