Why would you want to kill the ants? They nature's cleaning crew and also eliminate annoying insects. As for your dirty dishes or glasses, when you don't wash them immediately, just rinsing them keeps the ants away. We keep our sugar in a zip-lock bag in the refrigerator. You can also put a cup on a saucer filled with water to keep it away from ants, and to keep them off a table, put the legs from the table in plastic cups filled with water.
Although it's human nature to kill everything, don't fight nature; work with it!
Last edited by Short; 08/29/08 01:44 PM. Reason: It was a cup, thanks Simon!