After moving into a new flat in Cairo, Egypt, the cat’s food bowls began attracting huge numbers of ants. Chemical warfare proved ineffective.
A friend recommended putting the food bowls in a tray of water to stop the ants. I first tried the SMULA tray since I had one on hand. It proved to be a bit too large as the cat, Natasha, would accidentally step in it (much to her constant surprise…) and cause a mess.
I looked around for a smaller water tray and found an upside down SAMLA lid was perfect tray. It holds enough water around the edge to prevent the ants from finding the food and it lifts the food bowls out of the water.
So far it has proven perfect at defending Natasha’s food from the ant armies and has eliminated accidental water spills to the point that I may be able to remove the safety towel.
Jules Yap started IKEAHackers.net in 2006 as a personal blog to showcase the most impressive IKEA hacks from all over the world. Since then, she has learned a lot more about power tools and DIY. Her site has helped thousands modify IKEA furniture with step-by-step tutorials, craft projects and home styling.