Kari Samuel
Kari Samuel
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Asked on Aug 10, 2013

ANTS?! non-toxic ways of deterring them??

Kari SamuelSandyKMS Woodworks

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I have a couple ant hills that I have been trying to get rid of. One, is right by an area where I have been wanting to plant... does anyone have a non-toxic way of keeping them off my legs and/or feet?!?! Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
3 answers
  • KMS Woodworks
    on Aug 12, 2013

    Eradicating a whole nest / hill is pretty tough. I have read where digging out a few holes in the nest and filling them with baking soda then adding vinegar makes for a pretty effective "bunker buster" type bug bomb. You can also make a "tea" with pipe tobacco...and pout this nicotine water on the nest.

  • Sandy
    on Aug 12, 2013

    Ants hate cinnamon. Maybe try cinnamon poured into the holes?

  • Kari Samuel
    on Aug 20, 2013

    i used cornmeal.... after 2 applications - they are nearly eradicated!!

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