Dogs and cats typically eat from bowls that sit on the floor, but even raised food bowls can attract ants. Here are some simple and effective ways you can repel the buggers from your pets' food.
BugSnub is the brand name of a food grade gel that can be used to coat many surfaces that ants typically frequent in or outside of your home, like the legs of pet food bowls, outdoor bird feeders, garbage cans, and even under your kitchen counters. The gel is active for a long time - up to a year - if kept free of dust, dirt, and grease. It cannot harm you or your pets. According to BugSnug users, you will NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!
BugSnub makes this Raised Pet Food Bowl (seen at top) which comes with its gel. The stand has an inverted bowl underneath the feeding dish that, when spread with BugSnub, stops ants from approaching the food dish.
BugSnub Gel is placed on the underside of the bowl perch
The ants don't get into the gel; they hardly get near the gel before they are repelled. Users say they don't see any ants around the bowls any more.
This is not only a great product for indoor feeding, but for outdoor feeding, as long as your feeders are placed above the ground and not around ant habitats like grass and dirt.
You might also want to consider the BugSnub Ant Proof Tray, an 11.75 by 15.75 inch melamine plastic tray that has BugSnug legs on the bottom. This can hold your pets' bowls or anything in your kitchen that you want to be free from ants like, for example, just-baked items that need to cool.
Maybe you would just like to purchase the BugSnub Ant Proof Legs for Trays that come with heavy duty 3M semi-permanent adhesive circles that make the legs stick to your own trays, plates, or bowls. This purchase is also accompanied by the BugSnub Insect Blocking Gel.
I also want to include special hummingbird products because, if you feed hummers, you will know what a pest those ants are. I've had to take down my feeders for days because of ant infestations!
I'm impressed that BugSnub includes all the parts necessary to make assembly complete too, like the hook for the ant guard.
Like the products above, the BugSnub Hummingbird Nectar Ant Guard has received some of the highest ratings I've seen on Amazon.com.
What do people say about their products? "No more ants!" And you will say: "No more nasty bug spray."
Remember the BugSnub will not harm anything in the environment, but it is "100 percent" effective at driving away ants. (Some customers say they haven't seen any roaches around either.) You can purchase additional jars of the BugSnub Gel here.
That's the buzz for today!