How do you get rid of ants?

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  • Dee Dee on Aug 03, 2019

    here's how to kill ants with vinegar. Pour equal parts water and white vinegar into a spray bottle. Then spray it on anthills and around areas where you see the insects. Ants hate the smell of vinegar.

  • Craft Invaders Craft Invaders on Aug 03, 2019

    Here's a simple Homemade ant killer

    https://www.hometalk.com/18035067/the-very-best-homemade-diy-ant-killer

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Aug 03, 2019

    We use a product called Terro, available at DIY stores, just follow package directions, it is very effective.

    There was a parade of them in the house 2 days ago, we put down the Terro in 5 spots, they loved it, they were completly gone in 24 hours.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Aug 03, 2019

    Hello there,

    Use Boiling Water, or Ant Powder or Spray........

  • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Aug 03, 2019

    AMDRO ANT BAIT granules work. all these home remedies do nothing but kill the ants you see, if they even do that, most just disrupt the scent/trail/or the top of the mound/colony. FYI most DIY solutions are only repellents/deterents. 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,jiffy muffin mix 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.Ants take organic matter listed above & store it in the nest.

    And the biggest ant control myth of all?

    As long as you kill or remove the ants you can see, your problem is solved.Diatomaceous earth does kill them but only ants that crawl thru it not the colony. To be really be rid of them I suggest either Boric Acid mixed with cornmeal or Amdro Ant Bait granules 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 gone.it 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 only the working ants you see before they get back to colony, so the trail is gone then they just start a new one to & from colony elsewhere.So you only think you have killed them off. Just use a little of the bait it doesn't take much, then clean up what is left after colony has been killed off. I put a milk crate, flower pot or saucer over the bait (just make sure it is not blocking their trail) to keep anything out of bait except ants. works indoors or outdoors.


  • Shore grandmom Shore grandmom on Aug 03, 2019

    You can give this a try. It's safe for children and pets.

    https://www.hometalk.com/36651130/ants-safe-and-effective-cure?r=2

  • Rosalie Rogers Rosalie Rogers on Aug 04, 2019

    Try anything on the market. We use Terra ant traps every summer and once they are used the ants stay away for the whole season.

  • 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. It's even been featured on Hometalk! Hope this helps! Hugs, Holly

    https://pinkfortitude.com/ant-spray/

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