Ants..all types everywhere..ant traps not working

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  • Sharon Sharon on May 16, 2018
    Corn meal will destroy the colony, put some Jiffy cornmeal out. They can't digest it and take it back to colony and they die.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 16, 2018
    where are they for the proper answer

  • Janet Janet on May 16, 2018
    I have heard baby powder works

  • Deanna Deanna on May 16, 2018
    Mix some Borax with some jelly and put it out in little dishes or jar lids and the ants will come feast! Don't be tempted to kill them, they need to take the poison home and feed everyone. The ants will be gone in two days!

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on May 16, 2018
    Yes, Jiffy cornmeal will do in the colonies.
    Another way is use a product called Terro, it is a liquid, put a few drops on the cardboard provided, place it where the ants are and they will ingest it and take it back to their colony.
    We even place it where they parade across our deck.
    It might take several applications to do them in.
    Available at DIY stores and some big chains like Walmart.

  • 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.

    https://www.familyhandyman.com/pest-control/how-to-get-rid-of-ants/view-all/


    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/diy/outdoor/pest-repeller/cheap-easy-homemade-ant-spray-31195184?