Asked on Dec 8, 2019

How do I get rid of ants without using chemicals harmful to my dogs?

BetsyHolly Bertone | Pink FortitudeSharon


7 answers
  • Lifestyles Homes
    on Dec 8, 2019

    Boric acid powder. Make sure the ants walk through it, on their paths.

    When they bathe, back in their nest, they will invest it and it destroys their neurological systems.

  • Allison
    on Dec 8, 2019

    Diatomaceous earth. Lightly sprinkled where they are entering and along crevices. It's the only way I was able to get rid of them. I tried everything else, poisons and bait traps, they did no good. Haven't had ants in a couple of years now.

  • Deb K
    on Dec 8, 2019

    Hi Susan, this recipe is safe for all, ants get messed up by the smell, hope it helps

    Fill a spray bottle with three parts vinegar and one part water. Spray the area with the solution. Ants are repelled by the vinegar's acidity. Pets don't like the taste of vinegar, but it won't hurt them.

  • Debbie/Dragonfly Treasure
    on Dec 8, 2019

    I use packaged cornbread mix that says it is sweetened and put it where they are. They will take it to the mound, everyone will eat it and die, they can't digest the cornmeal, but will take it because it is sweetened. Little goes a long way.

    I read this from : Itsmemic

    Medicated powder from the Dollar Tree. It has eucalyptus in it...menthol...I puff it around my homes foundation..and inside under my birdcages in the cracks under moldings. Work immediately and they never come back. I do this at the first sign of one day..GONE. The powder is in a very large container and lasts quite awhile too !! And smells great !

    Not toxic to my birds OR dog

  • Sharon
    on Dec 9, 2019

    I use non-toxic insecticide in the house.... I use EcoLogic, EcoSmart or Victors. Victor's is mint based. The other 2 are mainly lemongrass. I've gotten them at True Value, Fred Meyer and on Amazon.

  • Hi Susan - 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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  • Betsy
    on Dec 13, 2019

    Hi Susan: 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.

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