Asked on Oct 2, 2017

Can you control ants in mulch?

Cori WidenHomieMyr8816833


5 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    on Oct 2, 2017

    apply food grade diatomaceous earth
  • DesertRose
    on Oct 3, 2017

    Yes, sprinkle the mulch with cornmeal. It kills the colony when they take it back to the nest. We use Jiffy as it is sweet and they love it. We keep Jiffy in our pantry, especially in spring when new ant colonies move into the yard. I promise it does get rid of them. Reapply as needed after a rain or if the colony is large. I seldom have to use 2 applications. One box of Jiffy will usually work for 5 applications. It is inexpensive and safe for children, pets, and the environment.
  • Myr8816833
    on Oct 3, 2017

    or flour or cornstarch also pour on some white vinegar
  • Homie
    on Oct 3, 2017

    We get the biggest dollar store cinnamon and sprinkle it around the perimeter of the house. I don't need to kill the ants, but I want them to stay outside. The cinnamon is non-toxic and blends in well.
  • Cori Widen
    on Oct 3, 2017

    Cinnamon has helped us a ton!
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