How to get rid of ants?

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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jul 20, 2017
    inside or outside?
  • Jmc10459128 Jmc10459128 on Jul 20, 2017
    We have flying ants! Awful!
  • Jmc10459128 Jmc10459128 on Jul 20, 2017
    Mine show up in the evening!
  • Debra Petersen Debra Petersen on Jul 20, 2017
    I was told that by putting powder along an opening as they are not supposed to like crossing over something like that. I've also used a cotton ball with vinegar on it and wiped the area that I'm seeing the ants travel and after catching (killing) those that were already there in my cotton ball, I watched and no more came into the area.
  • Leah Leah on Jul 20, 2017
    Living out in the country for the past 30 years, ants have often been an unwanted pest for us. I have found that the best way to get rid of them is to make a mixture of 1/2 powdered Borax and 1/2 icing sugar. Disturb the ant hills by digging them up a little, then pour in a cup or two of your mixture, scattering and burying it. Make sure you do this when there's no rain in the forecast. If it does happen to rain, just re-do on a dry day. The ants will take the icing sugar, along with the Borax as their food and in about 2 weeks time .... no more ants! This has always worked for me. Borax can be found in the laundry soap isle of most grocery stores.
  • DesertRose DesertRose on Jul 21, 2017
    Use cornmeal, they cannot digest it, it kills them. It is safe for pets and children, inexpensive, and handy. I use Jiffy as it is sweet and they go for it.
  • 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.