How to prevent the spread of red ants

Ants as depicted in “The New Students Reference Work.”

In the past few weeks the ants have come out in force. I have a feeling my cat Izzy is taking care of most of them but I did some research as to how to prevent or get rid of ants once you have them. I found these tips in “The Country Gentleman,” August 10, 1912. The part about boiling seems a bit medieval, so for me personally, I’ll stick to the oil trick.

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