How to rid kitchen countertops of ants?

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  • Terra Terra on Mar 24, 2019

    Last year when the ants were really bad I got one of these traps and it worked really good here's the link:

    I find their attracted to food and sugar so I try my best make sure our counters are clean.

  • Ginger Ginger on Mar 24, 2019

    Baby powder. Ants walk across it and it is like glass to their legs. Once cut, they go off to die. Safest way I know. Also the stuff you use in your pool filter, Something earth. Works well also.

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    • Ginger Ginger on Mar 25, 2019

      Thank you!

  • Mogie Mogie on Mar 24, 2019

    Terro is a generically good bait to use for sugar feeding ants.

  • William William on Mar 24, 2019

    If you can locate their trail and how they're getting to the counter. Sprinkle Jiffy Muffin mix inside lower cabinets, along baseboards. They take it back to the nest. They can't digest it and die.

  • Oliva Oliva on Mar 24, 2019

    Agricultural grade Diatomaceous Earth, sprinkled where you find ants will cut open their bodies, causing them to die. Wipe all areas with distilled white vinegar to destroy their scent trails. Scrub out all cabinets. Install liner paper and secure all food items, including salt.

  • Carol Carol on Mar 24, 2019

    I have had good luck using sugar, water and borax powder. I wiped mine out in less than 48 hours. Turns out I had a nest under the window trim. If you can't use the cotton balls just put a drop or two out of the way and it will work. I even had good results from leaving a little dish of the mix on the counter.

    1. Mix 1/2 C sugar, 1 1/2 Tbsp Borax, and 1.5 C warm water.
    2. Soak cotton balls in the mixture, and put them out near the mess of ants.
    3. The sugar attracts the ants, and they'll take the Borax with it back to their home.

  • Those little buggers are relentless, aren't they?!? This is the most effective method and all-natural spray DIY that we use with ants. Hope this helps! Hugs, Holly

  • 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 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.

    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.

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