ANTS: any ideas on how to get rid of ants (lots of them)?

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  • MamaSita MamaSita on May 30, 2018
    You need to use ant bait. First, figure out what kind of ants you have, then find the right bait traps. Don't use a spray insecticide, it just keeps them away but never seems to kill them. Bait works.
  • Theresa Theresa on May 30, 2018
    You can prevent ants' access to your home by sealing entrances with caulk, make use of barriers and deterrents, like cinnamon, and use baits, like a maple syrup sprinkled with boric acid.
  • DesertRose DesertRose on May 30, 2018
    Here is some help. This works to kill invaders, it is safe, inexpensive and best of all it really does WORK. https://www.hometalk.com/36651130/ants-safe-and-effective-cure?r=2
  • Deana Thaxton Samms Deana Thaxton Samms on May 30, 2018
    The best ant killer of any kind I've ever used--
    1 cup Sugar
    1/2 cup Water
    1 TBS BoraxBoil water to dissolve the sugar and borax. Let cool and saturate cotton balls in bottle caps. Place in ant trails. It takes a few days, but the ants are gone.
  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on May 30, 2018
    Ant Spray from DIY and Supermarkiets
    • Em Em on Jul 13, 2021

      You are only killing the worker ants outside of the nest. You have to kill the queen or she just makes more. Optigard is the best ever. Buy on Amazon. Tiny little dot of clear gel in their path takes the poison back to the colony and kills the queen as they feed her.

  • I use packaged cornbread mix that says it is sweetened and put it where they are. 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.


    I read this from : Itsmemic

    Medicated powder from the Dollar Tree. It has eucalyptus in it...menthol...I puff it around my homes foundation..and inside under my birdcages in the cracks under moldings. Work immediately and they never come back. I do this at the first sign of ants..in one day..GONE. The powder is in a very large container and lasts quite awhile too !! And smells great !

    Not toxic to my birds OR dog


    What if you make a barrier around the house.

    I did some research, since we know what works for one person doesn't always work for another. I found this site and it's pretty informative. I know some tips you may not be able to use but there are some good ones also that will hopefully help.

    https://www.familyhandyman.com/pest-control/how-to-get-rid-of-ants/view-all/


    Ants are so weird. One time I found them inside the freezer in the garage!! What would possess them to go inside a freezer only to die? They must have sent signals back or something ~ there were no ant trails only a freezer full of dead ants. Hasn't happened since.


    Ant Spray - https://www.hometalk.com/31195184/cheap-easy-homemade-ant-spray?

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