After trying several ‘tactics and remedies’ to win the battle against the influx of ants, we have finally won. The simple and inexpensive solution is sprinkling Epsom salts along skirting boards and the ants simply stayed away.
We found that a borax and sugar solution did not work for all ants. Ant traps are extremely expensive and seemed to attract ants instead of deterring them, although they claim that it kills those in the nest because the contents is carried away by the ants.

Just a thought about load shedding. Consumers are advised to switch off geysers, heaters etc. Is it not more logical to recommend turning off pool pumps, fridges & freezers?
Did you know the definition of Winter Blues is: Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) well I knew it wasn’t HAPPY.