Asked on Oct 20, 2019

How do I get rid of ants from my house?

Holly Bertone | Pink FortitudeBetsyMogie


I have a big problem ants all over my house how can I get rid of them

5 answers
  • Janice
    on Oct 20, 2019

    Hi Silvia, Jiffy Corn Muffin mix will work to get rid of ants. I'd suggest using something like a pizza pan to scatter a good amount of the dry mixture right onto the pan and set it in an area where there are ants, and maybe even in a few other places. Maybe even just a paper plate. The ants will feed on the mixture and take it back to wherever the queen is living. Once the queen eats the corn meal mix, within a few days the ants will disappear. This sounds crazy but it worked for me in a large area outdoors just by scattering it onto the ground, so I believe it will work inside too, just contain the mess in some containers. Evidently the corn meal expands in the ants' stomachs and they die.

    you see the ants.

  • Mogie
    on Oct 21, 2019

    We use Terro. Check Walmart, Home Depot, Amazon, etc.

  • Betsy
    on Oct 21, 2019

    Hi Silvia: This is what I used for my ant problem, it may work for you, too.

    Make a mix of 1/2 baking soda and 1/2 powdered sugar. Mix well and put around the spots they are in your garden, or inside your home, it's harmless to people and pets. For outside use, you can put it in a bottle, like a pill bottle or something like that. Cut a hole on the edge of the cap, and lay the bottle on it's side so the ants can come in and get the mix. This way, it stays dry if it should rain. They will take it back to the nest and it should kill them. I'd keep it out there all season if you can. The mix makes a gas and the ants can't pass gas, so it kills them. Anything else that eats it will just taste the baking soda and say "Yuck" and walk off. It won't hurt anything that can pass gas, so it's completely safe. It helps to know what type of ant you are trying to get rid of, too. Try this site, scrolling down to see the different types of ants and how to deal with them. Good luck.

  • Hi Silvia - 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

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