How to Keep Ants off Your Picnic Table

How to Keep Ants off Your Picnic Table


How to Keep Ants off Your Picnic Table. Picnics are a wonderful way to share yummy
food in the great outdoors. Ants think so too! You can keep pesky ants away with just a few
simple actions. You will need An outdoor insect fogger Soap
and water A sponge Garbage cans Detergent or ammonia An outdoor ant and flying insect
repellant and food containers with lids. Step 1. Set off an outdoor insect fogger in the picnic
area. The fogger spreads a preventative into the
air and onto the surrounding trees, shrubs, and plants. Carefully read and follow the instructions
on the fogger’s label. A fogger should only be used a few times a
year in seasons of high use. Step 2. Keep the area clean by wiping the table with
a soapy sponge and by keeping the area clear of food debris and litter. Step 3. Empty garbage cans often and occasionally
wash them with detergent or ammonia to deter ants and insects. Locate your garbage cans at least 50 feet
from your picnic table to reduce the chance of an ant attack. Step 4. Spray the area around the picnic table with
an ant and flying insect repellent at least 15 minutes before the planned activity. Step 5. Store all picnic foods in containers with
lids. Keep the food covered when it’s not being
served. This discourages food smells from attracting
pests. Step 6. Clean up food spills as soon as possible – on
the table and on the ground. Step 7. Clean the area thoroughly after your picnic. Wash and rinse the table and dispose of trash
appropriately. Did you know Did you know? If not sufficiently controlled, Argentine
ants threaten to wipe out native species in California.

45 thoughts on “How to Keep Ants off Your Picnic Table”

  1. You will need:
    Outdoor insect fogger
    Soad and water
    Sponge
    Garbage cans
    Detergent or ammonia
    Outside ant and flying insect repellant
    Food containers with lids
    And an ant-free enviroment

  2. "Use an insect fogger in the picnic area. the fogger spreads into the air and onto the trees shrubs and plants."… yea, killing everything in sight! XD

  3. I would rather eat at home then doing this, takes too much time and effort, bite a sandwich takes less minutes than doing this… -_-''

  4. These "simple steps" could be useful in actual camping, like group of people uniting with nature for two or more days. But as for the simple picnic, between spray and ants I'll take ants.

  5. @VInimin1992 1 dude killed 6.000.000 jews, 1 dude conquered the whole known world (multiple times), 1 said "release the slaves" and 1 "f u we keeping 'em".

    I have a point; that this kind of thinking (kill anything you don't like) was,is and forever will be wrong.

    What's your point?

  6. Or you can just buy a netted canopy πŸ™‚ or you can just eat the bugs good protein πŸ™‚ anything might be better then using chemicals. Oh this park is in Cali even better, If you pick nick near a bum you have a better chance they will be wanting to crawl on them, they love days old food on the crevice of the bums mouth, ass and fingers.

  7. The entire message of this video is to go enjoy the outdoors without the pesky nature. Horrible video, horrible message.

  8. Step one- blast your entire eating area with insect repellent so it murders every tiny creature in the surrounding bushes and trees. Who the hell thought this was a good idea?

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