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How to avoid ants in flour

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  1. vivbass

    vivbass Gold IL'ite

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    Hi to all,
    anyone plz suggest me some remedies to avoid ants in flour....becoz of summer season,suddenly my Aata dubbha full of ants...here i didn't get neem leaves...
    i heard for cockroach if v keep umbrella in the night in the kitchen,then in the morning all the cockroaches will b there in the umbrella...but for ants,i don't have any idea other than turmeric powder...
     
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    Hi,

    I have read that putting a couple of bay leaves (tej patta) in the flour keeps bugs away. I've never tried it though.
     
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    Hi Mythraeyi,
    thanx for the tips,i'll try & give u FB.
     
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    hi vivbass,

    we get "lakshman rekha chalk" in the stores. just buy it and draw a circle with the chalk around the "dubba" on the shelf. and let me know the results.
     
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    Dear Vanaja,thanx for ur suggestions,ok,i'll buy it & give u FB....
     
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    dear vivbass,

    i put few neem leaves inside the dubba....................i haven't seen any ants inside the flour till now..............

    love
    padma
     
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    Dear Padma,thanx for ur reply,but here i didn't get the neem leaves...outskirts of hyderabad.
     
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    put some dry red chillies, split.. heard that works too !!

    obviously yoru atta will be bit spicy.. but Andhra is famous for spice anyways, yeah ;)
     
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    Dear Nandhu,
    thanx for ur reply....sure i'll put some chillies..
    btw,iam not from andhra,iam from chennai,so my aata will b normal only,hahahahaBig Laugh
     
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    Hello Nandhu,
    thanx for ur reply..i put the tejpatta,if still ants attack the dubbha surely i'll put the chillies...
    btw.iam from chennai,not from Andhra,so my aata is normal aata only,not very spiceyBig Laugh
     
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