How do I get rid of ants in the home without chemicals?

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  • William William on Apr 16, 2019

    Sprinkle Jiffy Muffin mix where ants have been seen and along baseboards. he ants take it back to the nest. Ants can't digest it and die.

    A mixture of borax and sugar sprinkled around. baseboards

  • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Apr 16, 2019

    It’s important to keep in mind that if you’re thinking about using borax powder, ants aren’t attracted to it alone. In order to entice them to bring it back to the colony, you have to mix the borax with some of their favorite foods. The first step is figuring out where the ants are entering your home. The easiest way to find their entrance is to simply follow the trail of ants.When ants find food, they leave behind a pheromone trail so that other ants in their colony can immediately locate the same food and bring it back to the nest. These trails are an ideal place to put your borax bait.Although it seems like ants will eat anything in sight, adult ants can’t digest solid foods and only eat liquids. On the other hand, larvae can process solid foods and turn it into a liquid that the queen will then eat.

    For the solid borax ant recipe, you want to use a 1-to-3 ratio you’ll want to mix the borax with powdered sugar. As an example, if you use three-quarters of a cup of powdered sugar, you’ll want to combine it with one-quarter of a cup of borax. Then simply stir the ingredients together to make sure they’re completely's best to use this dry recipe since the worker ants eat only liquid this ensures they will carry it back to the nest instead of eating and dying before they get back to colony.

  • Hi Margo - Those little buggers are relentless, aren't they?!? This is the most effective method and all-natural spray DIY that we use with ants. It's best indoors, but will also work outside with more frequent applications. Hope this helps! Hugs, Holly

  • Sharon Sharon on Apr 22, 2019

    mix dish soap and salt, spray were you see ants. the salt is harsh on their stomachs and soap is just yuckky! tried and true. I had carpenter ants as well as little ones and within2 days they were gone. good luck

  • Margo Opila Margo Opila on Apr 23, 2019

    Hi Sharon,

    Thank you for answering my ant question I will give it a try today!!

  • Kristina McGivern Kristina McGivern on Apr 23, 2019

    I've had great luck with corn meal. I just sprinkle it outside my exterior doors and in no time the ants are gone. I have pets and this is the safest solution that actually works.

  • Jeanine Elizalde Jeanine Elizalde on Apr 23, 2019

    Cinnamon. Works like a charm. We haven't seen ants since using it.

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