All Natural Solution To Keep Ants Out Of Your Pet’s Food

It’s that time of year again.  The ants have started descending on any pet food that is left out.  There is a very simple, no cost, all natural solution to keeping ants out of your pet’s food bowls.  What is it?

Build a moat!

First, find a plate with a lip or a low sided bowl that is several inches larger than your pet’s dish.

plate and cat food bowl

Next, place your pet’s dish on top of that plate/dish and then fill the bottom dish with water.  You can also fill it with water first and then set your pet’s dish on top but I somehow always end up spilling the water before the dish makes it to the floor.

cat food bowl on top of plate

There should be at least 1/4 inch or more of water in the bottom dish.  This creates a barrier that ants can’t get across to get into your pet’s food.  The ants won’t attempt to swim to get to the food.

add water to plate

The water does tend to get a little icky because inevitably your pet will drop food in the water so you do need to change it regularly.

 

 

 

 

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