How to get rid of ants naturally

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  • SandyG SandyG on Jun 13, 2017
    Diatomaceous Earth (often referred to as "DE") is an off white talc-like powder that is the fossilized remains of marine phytoplankton. When sprinkled on a bug that has an exoskeleton (such as bed bugs, ants or fleas) it compromises their waxy coating so that their innards turn into teeny tiny bug jerky.

  • Teres Teres on Jun 13, 2017
    I don't know how natural this is, but if you can find the point of entry, sprinkle baby powder in the area and it will stop them from coming in.

  • Teres Teres on Jun 13, 2017
    I've also tried peppermint oil and tea tree oil mixed together and placed in the areas you see ants. The smell can be strong though, so use it sparingly.

  • Vikki Green Vikki Green on Jun 13, 2017
    With vinegar and dish liquid

  • Cori Widen Cori Widen on Jun 13, 2017
    Do you mean indoors? If yes, you should try cinnamon! We put this around the perimeter of our counters in the kitchen and it helped immensely!

  • Cindy Cindy on Jun 13, 2017
    COFFEE GROUNDS to get rid of ants. I always save grounds and let them dry. Sprinkle where the ants are "bugging" you more ants.

  • Angela Cosner Angela Cosner on Jun 14, 2017
    diatomacious (I haven't a clue how to spell it!) earth could help

  • Chloe Crabtree Chloe Crabtree on May 12, 2021

    If you see ants, wipe them up with a solution of 50-50 vinegar and water, or straight vinegar. White vinegar kills ants and also repels them. If you have an ant problem, try using diluted vinegar to clean hard surfaces, including floors and countertops, throughout your home.