Getting Rid of Ants

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Hello everyone. I have tried so many things to get rid of ants in my house with no luck. I am hoping that someone has a trick or two to help me out. I am sick and tired of these ants. Thanks

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  • Betsy Betsy on May 19, 2018
    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. 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. 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. Also, you can spray Pine Sol around the edges of the area where they are coming in, or just about all of the areas:)
  • Jan Loehr Jan Loehr on May 19, 2018
    If ants are coming in your house, there is a food source somewhere in your kitchen cabinets or something is not in sealed plastic containers in your pantry....they are quite adapt in smelling the food source from outside and finding it inside....never underestimate ants! If there is a trail, and there usually is, follow their trail back to the point where they are entering the house and see where they are headed to find the food...then you can eliminate the food source and start to spray or just use furniture polish ( yes I have cats and do not Ever use poison bug spray in my home!) along the trail to sweep them up and they will die unfortunately but the key is to find the food source....
  • Mary Ann Mary Ann on May 19, 2018
    sprinkle β€œBaby Powderβ€œ where you are having problems, lessons from a wise woman, my grandmother! 🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜
  • Kelly Denoyer Russell Kelly Denoyer Russell on May 20, 2018
    Depends on the type. Terro ant bait is the best for those little sweet slab ants. They have little bait stations you put where you are seeing them. Leave dead ants. Yeah I know gross but they carry their dead back to nest and eat them poisoning the colony at the source. If you have carpenter ants you should get service from a pest control company. Bait stations can be put behind something or under something if you have pets.
  • 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.
  • Itsmemic Itsmemic on May 20, 2018
    dollar store baby powder....Ive been using it for years..simple...cheap ..and safe. You can also sprinkle around your foundation.
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