How can I get rid of ants in my kitchen ?

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  • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on Jun 17, 2021

    Hi there! Depending on the type of ant I've had really good luck with terro ant bates. Here's some more info too!

  • Make sure no open food is out, spray ant spray along side the patio door and windows to the kitchen on the outside.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Jun 17, 2021

    Diatomaceous earth will get rid of them. If you purchase food grade, it is safe for pets & kids as well. It kills everything with an exoskeleton.

  • Betsy Betsy on Jun 17, 2021

    Hi G1n1: 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.

  • William William on Jun 17, 2021

    Homemade sprays

    This is for outdoors

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Jun 17, 2021

    The ants are such a pest and they come back every year. I use a product called Terro, available in diy stores, it gets rid of them in a day or 2. They take it back to their colony and it kills them.

  • I use a product called Terro. It works every time.

  • Em Em on Jun 18, 2021

    The quickest easiest Optigard Gel bait Ant killer. Sold on Amazon. A few BB sized dots in the path of ants takes the poison back to the queen. if you don't kill the queen you are only killing the worker ant and she just makes more. I have never had it not work within 1 day. Terro traps take days to work. Optigard will have them eating the poison in 30 minutes.

  • Dee Dee on Jun 19, 2021

    I have used that Optigard gel and it does work. I found the point of entry and smeared peppermint essential oil as recommended by someone on Hometalk and it worked like a charm.

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Jun 23, 2021

    Use streight vinager we’re they are it will kill them and go around the whole boarder of your kitchen walls to .you should also go around your house with a spray and do the foundation if your getting them inside

  • Terro liquid bait traps are mess-free and work near instantly.

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