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6 Ways to Deal With Ants in the House

Do you have army of ants invading your house? Try these 6 tricks before using chemical poisons.
-Seal up holes and cracks
-Clean up in the kitchen
-Erase their chemical trails with soapy water
-Create a pepper barrier
-Create a scent barrier (they hate lavender)
-Feed them something (ants dies after eating coffee grounds)

To see more: http://blog.homespothq.com/2013/06/6-ways-to-deal-with-a-horrible-ant-problem-inside-your-home/

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  • Miriam I
    Miriam I Bay Shore, NY
    on Jun 12, 2013

    Oh, this is terrific! Thank you for sharing!

  • Becky (J) P
    Becky (J) P Highland, IL
    on Jun 13, 2013

    my stupid ants are coming in through an electrical outlet. Can't exactly spray in there! lol I didn't know they eat coffee grounds. I usually use Terro, but will set some grounds out.

  • J
    J Waterford, WI
    on Jun 13, 2013

    diatomaceous earth (food grade). I use it on everything. Becky, if you could get some on one ant, it'll take it back to the colony and slowly kill them all, including the queen. I use it in the dog kennel for fly control. I also put it in the dog's food to keep them from getting parasites.

    • Southpawsooz
      on Sep 4, 2017

      YES! Food grade DE! I used it on a red ant hole and wiped them out! I don't use chemicals of any type. I also put it in my horses, dogs, and poultry feeds. Also great with sand for chicken dust baths and I sprinkle some along my LGD's backs for fly preventative. Great stuff!

  • Becky (J) P
    Becky (J) P Highland, IL
    on Jun 13, 2013

    hmmm, where would that be at in the store, the pet dept. or the garden dept?

  • Mary
    Mary Ridgely, MD
    on Jun 13, 2013

    Also find area where the ants come out from and pour CINNAMON there...........IT WORKS!!

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