How do I get rid of ants?

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  • Vicki Vicki on Apr 23, 2019

    Ants hate peppermint oil so put some in ant infested areas.

    • Sandy Sandy on May 04, 2019

      have tried this however they just moved to another spot ...that has been my issue...thanks for the suggestion though

  • R L Steele R L Steele on Apr 23, 2019

    Ants don't like chalk. I used a chalk line in my living room and it worked. If it is outside, I pour baby powder into the ant hill. The ants track it into their nests.

    • Sandy Sandy on May 04, 2019

      I haven't tried this one yet, however..its not going to kill them just make them move?

  • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Apr 23, 2019

    Amdro Ant Bait MYTH: Cinnamon kills ants.

    TRUTH: Ants don’t like cinnamon but unfortunately it doesn’t kill or repel them.

    MYTH: Vinegar kills ants.

    TRUTH: Vinegar just removes the smell/trace of ants. While it may help confuse or throw off the rest of the colony, vinegar alone might not be enough to rid your home of these bothersome insects.

    MYTH: Boiling water repels ants.

    TRUTH: If – and only if – the water is boiling will it kill the ants that it is poured on. However, it will not repel future ants from invading your home.

    MYTH: Ants won’t cross a chalk/powder line.

    TRUTH: A chalk/powder line may temporarily stop the ants (it’s the smell that “ disrupts the scent trail”) but it won’t be long before they figure out a way around the chalk/powder. We probably don’t have to tell you, but ants are very persistent creatures!

    MYTH: Uncooked grains, like oatmeal,cornmeal or grits, will kill ants by expanding in their stomachs and then exploding.

    TRUTH: Despite popular belief, there is no evidence that ants can be killed off by dumping grains in or around the “hive.” What we do know is that only the oldest members of an ant colony can digest solid food. The adult, worker, and reproductive ants, can only digest liquids.

    And the biggest ant control myth of all?

    As long as you kill or remove the ants you can see, your problem is solved. To be really be rid of them I suggest either Boric Acid mixed with cornmeal or Amdro Ant Bait sprinkle a little of the bait besides trail ( not directly on it they will get disrupted and leave or not pick up bait)they carry bait to nest and it kills entire colony. Amdro works fast 2-24 hrs. huge colony is poison as is Boric Acid but just cover with something til the next day don't mess with/block their trail tho' so they carry bait back to colony quickly.if you use liquid bait it kills the working ants before they get back to colony so the trail is gone, they'll just start a new one to & from colony elsewhere.So you only think you have killed them off.

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    • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on May 04, 2019

      I believe everything has it's purpose but don't want somethings biting me or in my house.When I was little kid did not want to get on school bus( I was scared) so I sat down on curb right in red ant nest I was covered in secs. my mom picked me up ran home and stripped me down putting me in tub running water on me. the ants were latched on could even brush them off. hurt like hell!! I hope your baby(big or little) is ok.Use the AMDRO ant bait granules works quick boom they are gone.

  • Hi Debret - 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

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Apr 23, 2019

    Inside and perimeter: diatomaceous earth

    Outside: pour Jiffy muffin mix on the mound or poke a hole in the middle of the mound and fill with boiling water

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    • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on May 06, 2019

      I just purchased a product from Sam's called Sevin. You sprinkle a cup on a mound and dampen. I did it this weekend just before a rain on Saturday. Yesterday I poked the mounds and no ants. I'm very excited about this.

  • Jeanine Elizalde Jeanine Elizalde on Apr 23, 2019

    Cinnamon. They won't cross it. We used it on an ant invasion three years ago and haven't seen a single ant since.

    • Sandy Sandy on May 04, 2019

      Thank you....I tried this on them entering the house seemed to work but outside on mounds they just move.