We use a product called Terro, available in diy stores in the pest control section. It is a liquid you put on the provided squares, ants love it and they take it back to their colony. It can be used indoors, keep away from children and pets or outdoors. Just place a pad of it where the ants are, even in a parade of them.
Here's a You Tube link that is successful at getting rid of them:
I always use a product called Terro.
Sweep up food crumbs, wipe up spills, take out the garbage and don't leave dirty dishes sitting around the house. This takes away the ants' food source. For a safe way to get rid of ants, spray vinegar mixed with water around bowls of pet food to keep ants from feasting there
I put outdoor Terro baits around outside of house and in planters. Used to have parades of tiny ants, now they are gone.
Hi There, there is lots of ant help here:
Here is a great Hometalk post:
I use peppermint essential oil
Terro liquid bait traps.
I've used the cornmeal mixed with powdered sugar and it works. They swarm at first and then don't come back.
i read a mixture of vinegar, salt and dash of dish soap. But put salt in container first or there will be a burst of suds like a volcano.
Check this out: https://www.hometalk.com/18035067/the-very-best-homemade-diy-ant-killer
This is the best stuff on the market. A few dots in the path of the ants and they carry it back to the colony where it will kill the queen. If you use topical sprays it only kills the worker ants and the queen will just make more. You can get it on Amazon.
Optigard Ant Bait Gel offers unparalleled control of a broad spectrum of ants, including Argentine, carpenter, ghost , and other nuisance ant species, by ingestion and transfer of the bait, providing efficacy against the entire colony, not just the workers. Optigard can be used for both clean-out and maintenance.
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 ants..in 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
What if you make a barrier around the house.
I did some research, since we know what works for one person doesn't always work for another. I found this site and it's pretty informative. I know some tips you may not be able to use but there are some good ones also that will hopefully help.
Ants are so weird. One time I found them inside the freezer in the garage!! What would possess them to go inside a freezer only to die? They must have sent signals back or something ~ there were no ant trails only a freezer full of dead ants. Hasn't happened since.
Ant Spray - https://www.hometalk.com/31195184/cheap-easy-homemade-ant-spray?
oatmeal and koolaid . cant digest the oatmeal. Good Luck ?!