How to get rid of ants?

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There is ants in my garden and I don't want to use poisons, what is another solution?

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  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on Apr 05, 2019

    Pour boiling water on the ant hills....after a while they should move somewhere else.

  • Howi Howi on Apr 05, 2019

    All kinds of ant killers ,,,,,Home Depot, Lowes . ETC

    Howi

  • Diatomaceous earth is all natural, pet safe, and gets rid of ants near instantly. Just shake some around and ants are gone.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Apr 05, 2019

    Hi Lulu,

    The method that has worked well for us is the Jiffy Cornmeal mix, sprinkle it on the ground around your plants right out of the box, no baking it. The worker ants will take it back to the colony and it destroys them there, but, it will not kill the queen ant, who is responsible for reproduction. It will take poison to kill her, it's called AMDRO. If you choose to do that mix it with borax and something sweet-like sugar-to draw them.

    It may be just enough to use the Jiffy to decrease the number of workers to leave your garden alone.

    Others have used boiling water on the actual colony if you can find it. I am too clumsy to tote boiling water to the site.

    • LuLu LuLu on Apr 07, 2019

      Thank you so much for your answer I am going to try it.

  • Danny Lloyd Danny Lloyd on Apr 06, 2019

    1/4 cup of Borax, 1/4 cup of sugar, 1/4 cup of water mixed well. Then take small pieces of toilet paper or paper napkins, dip them into the liquid and place near any Ant trails on your property.

    They will immediately begin sucking the juice out of the paper. Afterward they go home and die. Other ants at home eat them and die also, including the Queen.

    You shouldn't see any trace of that colony after 3 days with no rain.

  • SusieQ SusieQ on Apr 06, 2019

    Washing detergent with phosophate sprinkled on the hill and around the area will get rid of them

  • Claire  C. Claire C. on Apr 07, 2019

    hello try listerine mouth wash verse on the hole during a few day .Claire

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