How do l keep sugar ants out of my house ?

every time this year sugar ants come I have tried everything please help

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  • Rowgop (Pam) Rowgop (Pam) on Nov 06, 2017
    Dish Soap. Put a very thin line of dish soap around baseboards, windows, doors and wherever else the ants tend to gather. You can also try pouring dish soap directly onto ant hills or mix the soap with some water in a spray bottle.
  • Patti Patti on Nov 06, 2017
    i found liquid ant killer at Home Depot. Works amazingly well. Follow directions & you’ll be good.
  • DesertRose DesertRose on Nov 06, 2017
    The best way is to get rid of the colony and it is easy, believe it or not. We tried everything from poisons to bait and nothing worked. Then an old timer told us about cornmeal. Cornmeal kills them. The best part is they take it back to the nest and it kills the colony including the queen. We use Jiffy cornmeal as it is sweet. Put it where you see a trail of them or on their mound if you can find it. Jiffy is inexpensive, and won't harm children, pets, or the environment. Best of all it works!
  • Kim Kim on Nov 06, 2017
    Make your own bait! It gets carried back to the nest and kills the queen. Soak a cotton ball in the following solution and place in the middle of the "line" near wear they come in.

    Ant Bait
    1 1/2 Cups warm water
    1 1/2 TBSP Borax
    mix well
    add 1/2 Cup sugar
    mix well
    Store in airtight container

    You need to keep this out of the reach of children & pets as it is toxic. If you need, you can put the cotton ball in a small plastic container with a few ant sized holes drilled in the bottom sides.

    Once ants are gone, wash the trail with vinegar to keep another group from coming in.

    : )
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Nov 06, 2017
    did you do a treatment along the foundation outside?
  • Goo20094352 Goo20094352 on Nov 06, 2017
    I lightly spray my counters with either William Sanoma counter spray or Spray 9 before I go to bed when the ants are active Totally eliminates the problem. It remains effective even after its dry.
  • Sharon Sharon on Nov 06, 2017
    I spray the outside of my foundation twice a year in spring and fall with a Carpenter Ant & Termite spray up to the wood siding, and around the door thresholds, and vents. Wear gloves, goggles and mask.
    Then for inside I use either Victor's or EcoSmart non-toxic Ant & Roach spray again around the door, and if they manage to get on the counter .... I spray them, kills them dead, and then wipe the excess residue on the edges of the counter and the cabinets. Victors is mint, EcoSmart is Rosemary.
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