by Mel7223250
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I AM NOT AN EXTERMINATER!!! Please don't ask questions if it kills other insects or if it's safe for your pet . I sprayed it on my kitchen counter and it got rid of the ants and YES IT KILLED THEM DEAD!! Ants don't like the smell of vinegar, and the Windex kills them the second it hits them!! . After you spray the ants, you can just wipe them away with a paper towel, their Dead!! If you know where their coming in, keep the area wet with the solution. They Hate the scent of the vinegar, they will stay away from it.
I was washing windows in my kitchen when I noticed some ants crawling on my counter. I had the Windex in my hand, and to stop them I thought I'd wet them to slow them down. I was surprised that it killed them the second it touched them. Then I read that they hate the scent of vinegar, so I thought if I mixed the two together it would also keep them away. IT WORKS
Filled Windex spray bottle half way.u
I filled a Windex spray bottle half full with Windex.
Measured out half cup white vinegar
Measured out half cup of white vinegar.
Added vinegar to spray bottle of Windex
Added the vinegar to the Windex
Shake spray bottle
Spray on the ants, they will die instantly! Leave surface wet with solution. You can spray anywhere you don't want them to go. They won't get near it!

The ants were coming in at the window over my kitchen sink. I sprayed a line of the solution around them to keep them from going all over my counter. I just kept spraying every time I saw some. The next day they were gone. Got a wet paper towel and just wiped up the counter. I sprayed some of the solution to clean it all up.
Suggested materials:
  • Windex spray   (Supermarket)
  • White vinegar   (Supermarket)
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  • B B on Oct 07, 2017

    how about red ants ???

  • Dav32544490 Dav32544490 on May 19, 2018

    will windex and white vinegar kill stink bugs?

  • Matt Matt on Dec 09, 2020

    Does it have to be Windex, or can you use another glass cleaner?

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  • Linda Trieu Linda Trieu on May 13, 2020

    try this you gone love it > use dish wash soap 2 inches, add half bottle of 70% Alcohol and half water mix shake this would kill ant in 2sec successful :D

  • Valerie Valerie on Apr 03, 2021

    I will be trying this when weather is warmer and the ants start moving again.