How to get rid of ants?

How do I get rid of ants

  9 answers
  • Mogie Mogie on Mar 17, 2018

  • Dfm Dfm on Mar 17, 2018
    suger and borax in equal parts. Sugar atracks, borax kills them. You can also disturb thier ant trails.

  • Sandra Crosbie Sandra Crosbie on Mar 17, 2018
    Actual Ant powder is the ONLY product I've ever had success with. I tried lotions and potions and any other concoctions people have recommended, but none ever worked. Stick with Ant powder. It does what it claims. I was over run with the little critters since I moved here 15 years ago. When I first saw the little line of tiny ants walking in such purposeful march, I thought aww look at them, No I didn't. I actually screamed and jumped onto the nearest chair telling my daughter get them out , she was on the other chair telling me I was the worst Mum in the world making my little girl take on a huge task such as this..
    I had to get down run to the nearest store, buy Ant powder, then after a few days that was job done. I've honestly never had any more in my house since then. There are plenty of them in the garden, underneath flower pots, but I put the powder down it gets rid of them for a few weeks. Outside doesn't bother me, unless there are hundreds of winged ones flying. EKKKK!! That is another sight which makes me scream and do a little dance so they can't walk on my feet. My daughter says I look like I'm doing crazy Irish dancing for the ants.
    Any way don't waste your time or money on anything other than ant powder.

  • Baby powder inside, cornmeal outside. Will need to reapply cornmeal after rain or if you water that area

  • Joy30150932 Joy30150932 on Mar 17, 2018
    MIx Borax powder, a little sugar and water. Put into small lids where they are travelling and they will take it back to the nest.

  • Joy30150932 Joy30150932 on Mar 17, 2018
    Yes, the ant powder or drops do work but so does the borax mixture.

  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Mar 17, 2018
    Sandra Crosbie, you are a hoot! Most powders for insects begin with borax, so I bet yours does, too. Are you still using the same box of ant powder you bought 15 years ago! I wish I could hear more of your stories. ☺️

  • Tea27551183 Tea27551183 on Mar 17, 2018
    I’ve tried borax, vinegar, lemon, baking soda and nothing works