Karen Durante
Karen Durante
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  • Glen Ellyn, IL
Asked on May 17, 2017

How can I get rid of 'Sugar' Ants?

Karen DuranteCwh6899259Keely Locke Schumacher
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Any tips on getting rid of 'sugar' ants without calling an expensive pesticide company? They seem to congregate in and around my kitchen sink. Everything in my kitchen is cleaned (including floors) constantly, no open packages of food left out or crumbs yet these ants are persistent. Help!
6 answers
  • Carol Moser Renner
    on May 17, 2017

    Mix equal parts Borax (powdered laundry booster) with powdered sugar. Ants love it but will kill them dead. Good news is it won't hurt pets or children if they should get in to it.
  • Peanut
    on May 17, 2017

    Borax in soda or beer lids away from pets
  • Karen Durante
    on May 17, 2017

    Thank you! I will try these suggestions!
  • Keely Locke Schumacher
    on May 18, 2017

    There is also a product called Terro that works really well for sugar ants If you don't want to go the diy route. It's a liquid and also safe for pets and kids.
  • Cwh6899259
    on May 18, 2017

    I too was going to suggest the borax/icing sugar solution. Remember that this is not instant kill. The ants carry it back to the nest and the nest is eventually killed off - hence no more ants.
  • Karen Durante
    on May 18, 2017

    Yes, I just read about the whole process. It is fascinating (as much as I despise these ants) how they operate. Thank you for your help!
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