Asked on Apr 27, 2017

How do you get rid of ants invading your home?

Debbie/Dragonfly TreasureKaren ReillyJennifer | CrazyDiyMom
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all of a sudden ants are infesting my home. Put out any traps but they are still coming
8 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    on Apr 27, 2017

    Did you treat the outside of you home?
  • Jennifer | CrazyDiyMom
    on Apr 27, 2017

    We bought a product called bifen on Amazon and it worked amazingly! We had all kinds of ants outside and many were getting inside. Since we sprayed the yard we haven't seen any ants in the house.
  • Lori King
    on Apr 27, 2017

    Ortho indoor/outdoor spray works for us. Spray around outside thoroughly esp windows and inside try to find their entrance and fill with spray, then seal with caulking
  • Liz lawler
    on Apr 28, 2017

    i use baby powder sprinkled around my house, smells nice as well as keeping ants out
  • G
    on Apr 28, 2017

    Put food away.
  • Jennifer | CrazyDiyMom
    on Apr 28, 2017

    It comes concentrated so the bottle will last forever. If it's too expensive ( hubby bought it so I'm not sure the price) you could always split it with neighbors or family members. I believe it worked for a lot of bugs as well. Hubby just told me last night it was supposed to be good for rocks too.
  • Karen Reilly
    on Apr 28, 2017

    Terro traps work great
  • Debbie/Dragonfly Treasure
    on May 14, 2019

    I use packaged cornbread mix that says it is sweetened and put it where they are. 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.


    I read this from : Itsmemic

    Medicated powder from the Dollar Tree. It has eucalyptus in it...menthol...I puff it around my homes foundation..and inside under my birdcages in the cracks under moldings. Work immediately and they never come back. I do this at the first sign of ants..in one day..GONE. The powder is in a very large container and lasts quite awhile too !! And smells great !

    Not toxic to my birds OR dog


    What if you make a barrier around the house.

    I did some research, since we know what works for one person doesn't always work for another. I found this site and it's pretty informative. I know some tips you may not be able to use but there are some good ones also that will hopefully help.

    https://www.familyhandyman.com/pest-control/how-to-get-rid-of-ants/view-all/


    Ants are so weird. One time I found them inside the freezer in the garage!! What would possess them to go inside a freezer only to die? They must have sent signals back or something ~ there were no ant trails only a freezer full of dead ants. Hasn't happened since.


    Ant Spray - https://www.hometalk.com/31195184/cheap-easy-homemade-ant-spray?

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