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Old 05-29-2012, 05:59 PM   #1
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Ants entering under sliding door

In the last day or two tiny little black ants(sugar ants maybe) have started coming in through the bottom track of my sliding door. I'm currently trying out the boric acid remedy, but I'm curious if other people have experienced this. Do all sliding doors have a bit of a space or is something wrong with mine? I've never had this issue in almost 4 years since the house was built. Thanks for any help.


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Old 05-29-2012, 06:27 PM   #2
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As far as I know: Yes, all sliding glass doors do have a very small space between the bottom of the actual sliding glass door frame and the framework the door sits in. Sliding glass doors have rollers under the moving door which roll on the "sill" of the framework. There is ample space for tiny ants to come in and out of the home. First find the source of what they are after--either food or water. The Borax should do the trick by just sprinkling this into the bottom channel the door rolls in.


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