Just when you thought you have won the battle, the cycle starts again! I HATE ANTS . Everytime over the years there's an invasion, I always manage to find the trail that leads into the house. They get in where the concrete foundation meets the house. Over time as I find these trails, I seal the entrance and all area that appears to be possible entrance. An ongoing process. I've removed all the plants adjacent to the house where the soil is loose and there's plenty of watering that makes a nest happy. Seem like there's a nest under each one . Gesh! I've put those killing pellets around the perimeter after failure of spraying the perimeter and putting out baits of all kind. Now it's cooler, I don't need to water the lawn and plants as much so they're thirsty and coming in the bathrooms for water! Who knows how much money I've spent on fighting this war and the time it has costed me. Lots of anger and lots of wasted time. On the brighter side, I've always manage to find the nest or trails outside, meaning there isn't a crack in the foundation and they're coming in under the house which will make it an unwinable war. So my next step is to deal with all the loose soil around the perimeter (from all the planting when we moved in). I was thinking of putting heavy duty weed protection cover over the soil, put volcano rocks on top. Would that help? Ah, probably not. Any idea? I have about close to 7000 square feet of space to deal with so it's hard work. Concrete all around isn't an option right now because it's expensive. Share your thoughts or anger .