How do you get rid of red ants?

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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Feb 24, 2017
    Inside or Outside?

  • Kathy Whitley Kathy Whitley on Feb 24, 2017
    TERRO. They have it for outside. You shake some on the ant hill, or where they run, then put some water on it. Within a couple of days the ants will be gone. They may move their hill to another location. When you see one starting put out some more Terro. They also have some in liquid form that you use inside. You just put a few drops on a piece of cardboard or other thin water proof paper and they WILL eat it.

  • Carolyn Carolyn on Feb 24, 2017
    put down some boric acid , it is safe for animals , so no one gets hurt

  • Moña Moña on Feb 26, 2017
    Red ants are the only predators of fire ants.I personally don't poison red ants, only the fire ants since they're very distructive! They destroy vegetable gardens.If they go inside homes they will cause many problems and are so difficult to get rid of without calling an exterminator.

  • Shoshana Shoshana on Feb 26, 2017
    Dish soap is harmful to ants- it breaks down their exoskeleton. You could make a mixture of dish soap and water and spray it at their entry point.

  • H_r17815296 H_r17815296 on Feb 27, 2017
    I use saccharin. No joke. We place piles of it where they walk, along baseboards and such. Had an ant problem a few years back, but after we put little piles of the stuff where they walked, they disappeared ENTIRELY. Saccharin was originally made to be a pesticide, and it certainly works well in that capacity! They seem to take it back to the nest, because they were ALL gone. Good luck!

  • Doris Huskey Doris Huskey on Feb 28, 2017
    Pour melted aluminum into the hole. it will go to the very bottom of the ant hill, then when you dig it out you will have a beautiful piece of art!! You can google this to see how it's done.