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Asked on Jul 14, 2018

How to get rid of ants?

OceeBRedcatcecHolly Bertone | Pink Fortitude
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  • Oliva
    on Jul 14, 2018

    What kind of ants- sweet seeking, Carpenter, Fire, etc.? You could call your local hardware store for advice best suited to yourvlocale.
  • Betsy
    on Jul 14, 2018

    Hi Olivia what I do is to 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
  • This is the most effective method that we use and it works really well. Good luck! Hugs, Holly
  • Redcatcec
    on Jul 15, 2018

    Hi Wmc,
    If they are outside ants of any sort, in hills, swarming over your plants, and evemutually coming inside, what you can do is get some jiffy cornbread mix. Use it unbaked and sprinkle it around where they are outside, they take it back to the colony and it is eliminated. I sprinkle it by the outside wall where they are entering as well, usually the kitchen.
    If you want to treat inside a product called Terro, available a DIY stores works well.
  • OceeB
    on Jul 15, 2018

    Hi
    I have had good results using diatomaceous earth (DE) and use on ant hills. It is natural and it affects their exoskeleton and will get rid of them. , cover the area 1 foot diameter around the hills. It is best if you take a stick and stir up the bed and sprinkle over as many as possible and maybe get the queen ant.

    You can sprinkle on baseboards inside home too. make sure it is food grade and it can be used inside house by dusting crevices etc ( I purchased a duster to direct a stream at the baseboards..where they are. It also works on nasty palmetto bugs aka roaches and other pests and can be used in garden for aphids

    You can can purchase locally at Walmart, Lowe’s, Home Depot or garden center.


    Good luck and enjoy being ant free soon!
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