How can I get rid of ants?

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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Feb 23, 2017
    Inside or outside?
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    • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Mar 04, 2017
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Feb 23, 2017
    Inside or Outside?
  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Feb 23, 2017
    You can sprinkle cinniman around the entrance of where they come in.
  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Feb 23, 2017
    Check out hese helpful answer to a simialr question asked hereon Hoemtalk

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  • Mary Jo Spain Mary Jo Spain on Feb 23, 2017
    i used equal parts of baking soda and powdered sugar in water place in areas you see activity and overnight the container will be full. I used old lid containers - ex: peanutbutter lid - soda caps for sm spaces like drawers and just dump and refill
  • Tracy McPherson Tracy McPherson on Feb 24, 2017
    I use baking soda and powdered sugar in equal amounts dry, look for entry areas and a generous sprinkle. They come in from out doors, I find anthills or trails near foundation of house and leave a heaping 1/4 cup. A day or so and they are gone. None of your pets ,children or wildlife threatened. EZ low cost EFFECTIVE.
    (Old HOuse) When I found them coming in under frontdoor I sprinkled cinnamon.
  • Linda Losier Linda Losier on Feb 24, 2017
    Thank you for the tips. I think they might smell better than vinegar. Thanks again. Linda L
  • Bob Bob on Feb 28, 2017
    Grow peppermint plants and put them everywhere the ants are coming in your house. Spiders and ants will leave in a hurry. They simply can't stand peppermint.
  • Joyce Dobeck Joyce Dobeck on Mar 04, 2017
    Put peppermint oil on facial sponge. Take outlet covers off and rub oil around the outlet area. Put covers back on. Pest control guy told us the ants follow the electric wires in the house. Hope this helps.
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    • Joyce Dobeck Joyce Dobeck on Mar 04, 2017
      Wel had black ants and another year little black spiders in our mailbox. Each time I put a couple of drops of peppermint oil in the back of the box and it was 😁 to see the ants and spiders race out of the box! I used the cheap stuff from Walgreens or grocery store, no sense wasting the good essential oils. Good luck!
  • Lynn Marciniak Lynn Marciniak on Mar 04, 2017
    Walmart sells some Terro Ant Bait. It works very well.
  • 861650 861650 on Mar 04, 2017
    Use baby powder. Lightly sprinkle where you see the ants. After a few days, they will be gone. You will see them walking in circles instead of a straight line. For years my mother had tiny ants coming in to her kitchen. I took the powder and ran a line where ants was visible. After 2 to 3 days, they were gone for good and no harmful chemicals used.
  • packaged cornbread mix that says it is sweetened and put it where they are coming in if you can find it, or even on your counter in a small lid. They will take it to the mound, everyone will eat it and die, they can't digest the cornmeal, but will take it because it is sweetened. Little goes a long way.
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