Asked on Jul 11, 2018

How can I get rid of black ants on my brick patio and cement patio?

BetsySlw21358627Imjhale
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How can I get rid of black ants on my brick patio, and cement walkway.

6 answers
  • Margarite
    on Jul 11, 2018

    I tried corn starch and it worked. I found out today the cinnamon works to repellent mosquitos and ants.

    • Sir7652511
      on Jul 11, 2018

      Thank you I will try this I will sweep it onto my patio today ! I like natural ways to get rid of them , 😀

  • Vimarhonor
    on Jul 11, 2018

    I like the ease of a commercial ant trap— both indoors and outdoors. The Terro brand that I have had great sucess with -is recommended quite highly you can check out the reviews and Q&A here— to see if it would meet your needs. I recently set them up a few weeks ago and —problem is once again —solved.

    Once you get these traps in place the ant problem is distant memory. They are very effortless, effective and cost-effective. They do not smell badly like an ant aerosol spray does.

    I sometimes also use Terro outdoor versions— outside around the foundation perimeter as the ants can be seen under rocks and in my seasonal flowering planters, the do like shade and moisture.


  • Shore grandmom
    on Jul 11, 2018

    I found this hometalk post very interesting. So interesting that I save it to my bookmarks on my computer. Although I hope I don't need it.
  • Imjhale
    on Jul 11, 2018

    I poured vinegar directly on the area and it worked. It's a mild acid. I also use it as a spray inside, disrupts their scent trails. It also will kill quite a few weeds. You can also sweep boric acid in the cracks.

  • Slw21358627
    on Jul 11, 2018

    You can try pouring boiling water over them, or try a mixture of vinegar and water, plus hosing down the area as well as you can.
  • Betsy
    on Jul 11, 2018


    Hi Sir: 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. 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

    • Sir7652511
      on Jul 11, 2018

      Thank you all for taking the time to answer my question on ants! I will try them today 👍

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