Asked on May 31, 2017

How do you get rid of ants when they are behind your kitchen cabinets?

by Fla24149102
I spray and that keeps them at bay, but I know they are still in there...eating away, populating and doing whatever little ants do because they occasionally come out to visit me on the counter.
  9 answers
  • Time to call in an exterminator - not as expensive as you might think. Many times the inspection is free. Do not be pressured into purchasing services you do not really need either.

  • Bak23964964 Bak23964964 on Jun 01, 2017
    Boric acid and sugar

  • SLO SLO on Jun 01, 2017
    Ants don't like the smell of peppermint. Use peppermint oil or peppermint extract where the trails are.

  • Kim Klepper Kim Klepper on Jun 05, 2017
    Eucalyptus oil will make them leave your house. Strategically place cotton balls or small pieces of paper towel with some of the oil applied. Be careful though to use only a small amount - the smell is very strong.

  • Judy Judy on Jun 06, 2017
    Use the ant killer Terro, I bought mine at Target. The Ants take the bait back to the colony and it kills them all.

  • Cindy Cindy on Jun 06, 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.

  • GG GG on Jun 06, 2017
    Sprinkle dry cinnamon in the area

  • Tricia Tricia on Jun 06, 2017
    If you can find their trail (ant line) into the house or hole into the wall sprinkle with Peppermint &/or Cinnamon Essential oil, or a good Cinnamon powder. The purer the better. The ants don't like the smell so if you spread it across their trail line they will find a new home or route to get where they want to go.

  • Ginny Ginny on Jun 06, 2017
    Terro is a wonderful ant bait available at Ace, Lowes, and Home Depot. You might have a nest behind the wall. I had a nest behind the under-sink cabinets many yrs. ago between outer wall and aluminum siding.