Natural ways to eliminate black running ants in home

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  • Char Aaron Char Aaron on Jan 06, 2018
    I think that cinnamon and cumin dusted in the pathways slows them right up.we get ants from April to October!we don't even needs calendar! Good luck!take care

  • Laura Waugh Walters Laura Waugh Walters on Jan 06, 2018
    peppermint oil

  • Barbara Barbara on Jan 06, 2018
    I have heard of mint leaves at point if entrance.

  • Shoshana Shoshana on Jan 07, 2018
    You can leave cinnamon sticks around the points where you think they're coming in. They don't like the smell and tend to steer clear.

  • Itsmemic Itsmemic on Jan 07, 2018
    believe it or not? Baby powder. I now sprinkle Dollar Store baby powder around my homes foundation. No more ants ! I also sprinkle into baseboard cracks under my bird cages. Stops ants DEAD. I used to have a terrible problem with ants always finding ways in, now? Never. A cheap easy non-toxic solution !

  • Pmono7690 Pmono7690 on Jan 07, 2018
    I have used Fels Naptha Soap for years. You can grate it for around the foundation (use the grater only for that, that way your food doesn't taste of soap) and put 1" pieces in doorway that you can rub across the threshold. I also put a piece and rub the window sill for ants and spiders to keep them out as hubby is allergic to spiders. The will last a full summer season for ants and other crawling bugs. It also won't harm your pets according to the Vet in MI who suggested this to me!

  • T-Robert T-Robert on Jan 07, 2018
    Thank you very much. I certainly try your recommendations.

  • T-Robert T-Robert on Jan 07, 2018
    Thank you so much. This is an easy solution. Thanks

  • Debbie Finocchiaro Debbie Finocchiaro on Jan 08, 2018
    My husband swears by grits. He pours them around the ant hill or along their path. They pick up the grits return to the colony. After eating them they die.

  • packaged cornbread mix that says it is sweetened and put it where they are coming in if you can find it, or even on your counter in a small lid. 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.