I have a black ant plroblem in my house I keep the pest services also

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  • Melissa Thompson Melissa Thompson on Aug 11, 2017
    Use a product called Bengal for roaches. I know it sounds weird but I sprayed in earlier in the Spring when I saw some ants and I haven't seen anymore since. You can get in at Amazon. It is about $14 a can, but it will get rid of them.
  • Amanda Amanda on Aug 11, 2017
    You can try spreading diatomaceous earth around your yard and the perimeter of the house. It is safe for kids and pets. This is a crushed shells and coral. It cuts the ants exoskeleton causing them to dehydrate. You can even sprinkle it on your carpet to kill ticks and fleas. If you have any trees close to the house the ants may be coming in off of those. I had a issue with ants on a crab apple tree getting in upstairs.
  • Mar28962281 Mar28962281 on Aug 11, 2017
    Diatomateous Earth around the perimeter. Non toxic.
  • Linda Linda on Aug 11, 2017
    borax spread around also helps, found in laundry aisle, they bring back to colony and it kills them too.
  • Sharon Sharon on Aug 11, 2017
    Here in Oregon we have the same problem, the thing I found worked the best is.... I spray the foundation of my house and around doorways with a Carpenter Ant and Termite spray in a pump bottle I got at True Value. I do this in spring and fall. I wear gloves and a mask. Inside if I have an outbreak like I did this year cause I was late in spraying, I use EcoSense or Victors natural ant spray, its mostly mint, and it kills them dead on contact, and then I wipe the area with the overspray and a paper towel, the minty residue repells them, so I do the cubboard bottoms and the trash can.
  • Lavica Lavica on Aug 11, 2017
    If you're paying for pest services, then perhaps it's time to get a new service? Or consult with your current pest service (if you haven't already) to discuss other options they may have to eradicate your problem.
  • Susan S Susan S on Aug 11, 2017
    Boric Acid...not for any place animals can get into it! We had the same problem. I wet square cotton makeup removers with the Boric Acid and placed the cotton square at each juncture wher the ants were crawlping into the kitchen...I had several hundred tiny coffins to make!
  • Susan S Susan S on Aug 11, 2017
    I agree with the diatomaceous earth...also good for chickens to fluff in because it gets rid of mites.
  • Herbwoman Herbwoman on Aug 11, 2017
    I use peppermint oil (essential oil type), put about 4 to 10 drops into a spray bottle (amount of drops depends upon severity of infestation ) and spray around where I have seen the ants enter. I also spray around doors, windows, underneath the sink, in some cabinets, and basement. The plus was that I used the peppermint oil for ants; hpwever it kept cockroaches, silverfish, and other bugs away, too!
  • Betsy Betsy on Jun 15, 2020

    Hello Ruby: This is what I used for my ant problem, it may work for you, too.

    Make a mix of 1/2 baking soda and 1/2 powdered sugar. Mix well and put around the spots they are in your garden, or inside your home, it's harmless to people and pets. For outside use, you can put it in a bottle, like a pill bottle or something like that. Cut a hole on the edge of the cap, and lay the bottle on it's side so the ants can come in and get the mix. This way, it stays dry if it should rain. They will take it back to the nest and it should kill them. I'd keep it out there all season if you can. The mix makes a gas and the ants can't pass gas, so it kills them. Anything else that eats it will just taste the baking soda and say "Yuck" and walk off. It won't hurt anything that can pass gas, so it's completely safe. It helps to know what type of ant you are trying to get rid of, too. Try this site, scrolling down to see the different types of ants and how to deal with them. https://www.thespruce.com/ant-control-4127879 Good luck.

  • Ken Erickson Ken Erickson on May 01, 2021

    Ants are drawn to water, so ensure you don't have water leaks. Water leaks will also damage wood. We use a spray on product called "Home Defense" around our house for all kinds of bugs.

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