I was quickly getting discouraged by all of the ants in my outdoor porch cat's food dish. I was throwing out pet food a lot! The ants would swarm the food dish as fast as I would put food out. My sister shared this little trick with me. Sprinkle ground cinnamon around the food dish to repell ants. It works wonderfully! Sprinkle a liberal amount of cinnamon and you will see a big difference. This makes for a happy pet and a happy owner! Try it and let me know if it worked for you!