Patricia Bushway
Patricia Bushway
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  • North Walpole, NH
Asked on May 14, 2013

How can I get rid of sidewalk ants making hills on my flagstone patio

StacyPatricia BushwayJeannine Maranchuk

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I have tried different homemade remedies but none seem to work.
3 answers
  • Jeannine Maranchuk
    on May 15, 2013

    I have used Cayenne pepper for years. Even with cats & children around. I just reapply after every rain. Within weeks they have moved on. The other is a borax & icing sugar mixture. I found that way to expensive. Just sprinkle wherever you have ants & they will move on.

  • Patricia Bushway
    on May 16, 2013

    Thank you, I will try the pepper.

  • Stacy
    on May 16, 2013

    Boric acid mixed with any sweet liquid. Put in small bottle lids and place in areas where pets cannot reach. Scatter around area.The best spray I have found is called Home Defense. I bought it at Lowe's. it lasts about a month. Spray the whole area and borders. Also, "Terro" brand ant bait works really well.

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