Asked on Oct 21, 2019

How can I safely get rid of ants (not sugar ants) in my microwave?

by Khicks4330

Yesterday ants started invading my microwave. I need a safe method for cleaning the microwave and getting rid of the ants before they invade the kitchen.

  4 answers
  • Ken Erickson Ken Erickson on Oct 21, 2019

    Get rid of food and water sources. I would put a large bowl of water in the MW & bring it to a boil. That should cook and kill the ants.

    • Khicks4330 Khicks4330 on Oct 21, 2019

      I've tried that in a clean microwave. Didn't work for very long, then I tried half vinegar and water and so far it's working (knock, knock on wood). Thanks for your help.

  • Maura White Maura White on Oct 21, 2019

    Are they going into the microwave? Can you scoop them up and just zap and kill them in the microwave???

  • Those little buggers are relentless, aren't they?!? This is the most effective method and all-natural spray DIY that we use with ants. It's best indoors, but will also work outside with more frequent applications. It's even been featured on Hometalk! Hope this helps! Hugs, Holly

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  • 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 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 -

    oatmeal and koolaid . cant digest the oatmeal. Good Luck ?!