Asked on May 4, 2017

What is the best way to get rid of ants in your yard that's safe?

MurielJohnchipElizabeth Dion
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  • Janet Pizaro
    on May 4, 2017

    Apply food grade diatomaceous earth.
  • Tonya Baize
    on May 4, 2017

    You can use borax or grits.
  • Mel
    on May 4, 2017

    Try cayenne pepper, cinnamon, borax powder. or I have bought this light brown granual l type stuff from LOWES to sprinkle in the ant holes/hills. These all have been tried and been successful.
  • Ernestine Arms
    on May 4, 2017

    cinnamon
  • Jim Schukart
    on May 4, 2017

    Boric acid and grape jelly.. mix together and put around where you see ants.. they take it back and it kills the intire nest!! 😳
  • Jim Schukart
    on May 4, 2017

    Also you can mix 1/2 borax and sugar together... place around the inside of the house.. this also works great
  • Elizabeth Dion
    on May 4, 2017

    I spread borax on their 'trails'. They won't walk over it.
  • Johnchip
    on May 4, 2017

    Follow them and find their nest holes. Pour a bit of gas in them, the fumes will penetrate the tunnels. Drop a match. Gone for good.
  • Muriel
    on May 4, 2017

    When touring one of the Colonial villages, I asked this question. I was told to grow Tansy and crush the plant leaves on the walk. The oils are not liked by ants and they will move on. You can also cut some young sprouts/tops and snip them over food - gives a peppery taste. Tansy is quite pretty with yellow blossoms that were used in dyeing cloth.
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