This morning I woke up and did the first thing I do every single morning...went to feed the cats. Boy, did I get a not so nice surprise...there were hundreds of teeny tiny red ants coving their bowls and a nice trail that led to our back door. To be honest, I was shocked, because we don't usually get ants. I've posted my Homemade Peppermint Ant Spray and Homemade Ant Killer which have always worked for me, but these crazy tiny ants didn't seem to care. They were having a picnic right there in my breakfast nook. Not cool. I sprayed my peppermint ant spray around the perimeter of the breakfast nook and set out my ant killing traps where my cats couldn't get to them, but thought I better do something extra just in case. I started by moving their cat bowls to the breakfast nook table (which doubles as my office space), then I used a little trick that I hadn't used since college...this trick works for to keep ants out of pet food whether you have a cat or dog...or even a different pet!
I placed a barrier around the bottom of the bowl using petroleum jelly. It makes a slippery barrier that ants can't get past.
Those pesty little critters will not be chowing down on the cat food in this house for sure! It works just the same on dog bowls too!
Now I can feed Pearl and Macy and not have to toss ant infested food in the trash...whoop!
And Pearl can enjoy her food ant free!
Hope it helps you too!