Mary Ann, according to Texas A&M, control of cut ants is very difficult, and there is only one widely available bait that has proven effective. It is sold under the name Amdro® Ant Block. You'll want to read their report here:
Thank you. I will purchase some. We have at least 164 mounds in our backyard.
I tried the homemade mosquito trap...nary a one got trapped..
Going to try lemon grass and the garlic spray and listerine..hhhmmm lemon ,garlic, listerine...sounds better than pesticide ,chemical,poisons..
I used to sprinkle cayenne pepper around my house & peonies to rid the area of ants. Worked like a charm. The other option is to mix Borax & icing sugar together. Apparently they carry the sugar back to the nest to eat, then the Borax kills them. I have never tried that as icing sugar is expensive. Cayenne pepper worked for the 30+ years I owned houses in Manitoba. Even with 2 cats & kids. Hope this helps
Someone told me to use white vinegar???? I also like neem oil.
Thanks for all the replies. Will try and see if any or them work.