How to get rid of the sugar ants?


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  • Loretta Loretta on Sep 24, 2018

    I take a small glass and put about 2 inches of vinegar in it, the coat the rim and down a little below with honey. They go for the vinegar but get stuck in the honey on the way out or in.replace when needed?

  • Andrea Lee Morgan Andrea Lee Morgan on Sep 24, 2018

    I had the same problem in the old house we just moved into. Used a squirt of Raid on a paper towel in the bottom of trash can for each change of bag. Also keep any food scraps tightly wrapped in sealed food bags and keep a tight cover on receptacle.

  • Laura Cooper Laura Cooper on Sep 24, 2018

    Nancy, fly strips work well. Fruit flies have an extremely short life cycle, so if you hang a fly strip for a week to 10 days they should all be gone

  • Karen | Decor Hint Karen | Decor Hint on Sep 24, 2018

    Yes! I usually make a glass of apple cider vinegar, cover it with Saran wrap and poke holes in it. Flies love the smell, go in and get trapped

  • Barbara C Barbara C on Sep 25, 2018

    Get rid of any aging fruit or veggies stored on the counter.They eat rotten items.Make sure your disposal or pipes are clean as they live and breed in there.I pour a little bleach down mine, let set for a while then turn on disposal.

  • J J on Sep 26, 2018

    I purchased a product called "Zevo" it's a plug in unit, gives off a soft no I light, no odor and works great. I have been using this for two years, and relatively inexpensive.

  • Deana Thaxton Samms Deana Thaxton Samms on Sep 26, 2018

    Here's the method, courtesy of

    Boil 1 cup of water, remove from heat and add in 1 cup of sugar and 2 tablespoons of borax into the hot water.

    Stir it until it's completely dissolved and then soak cotton balls in this mixture.

    The cotton balls are going to be wet and sticky so place them on a small piece of tin foil or an old lid. Next, strategically place these cotton ball ant traps in all the places of your house where ants roam. Remember to re-place these traps often!

  • Chris Gignac Chris Gignac on Sep 26, 2018

    Ask her self question why are the ants there? Do they have access to water and what food do they have access to ask self question why are the ants there? Do they have access to water and what food do they have access to. ? You’re number one most effective Way to keep sugar ants away is to deny them access to food and water, that means cleanliness. Baiting ants is the most affective way to get rid of them.

  • Mary Burton Mary Burton on Sep 26, 2018

    Diometacepus earth. Safe for animals and humans. Alkali. Chalk dust dries out the exoskeleton. You can even rub in animals fur. 0ut across doorways and anywhere else leave for sev days then vacuum up!

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