How do I get rid of ants in my garden and home?


Please !!!!!! I need help to finish with ant plague in my garden and inside my home !!!!!! Thank you so much 😊

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  • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Jun 11, 2019

    AMDRO ANT BAIT GRANULES MYTH: Cinnamon kills ants.

    TRUTH: Ants don’t like cinnamon but unfortunately it doesn’t kill or repel them.

    MYTH: Vinegar kills ants.

    TRUTH: Vinegar just removes the smell/trace of ants. While it may help confuse or throw off the rest of the colony, vinegar alone might not be enough to rid your home of these bothersome insects.

    MYTH: Boiling water repels ants.

    TRUTH: If – and only if – the water is boiling will it kill the ants that it is poured on. However, it will not repel future ants from invading your home.

    MYTH: Ants won’t cross a powder/chalk line.

    TRUTH: A chalk/powder line may temporarily stop the ants (it’s the smell that “ disrupts the scent trail”) but it won’t be long before they figure out a way around the chalk/powder. We probably don’t have to tell you, but ants are very persistent creatures!

    MYTH: Uncooked grains, like oatmeal,cornmeal,JIffy muffin mix or grits, will kill ants by expanding in their stomachs and then exploding.

    TRUTH: Despite popular belief, there is no evidence that ants can be killed off by dumping grains in or around the “hive.” What we do know is that only the oldest members of an ant colony can digest solid food. The adult, worker, and reproductive ants, can only digest liquids.

    And the biggest ant control myth of all?

    As long as you kill or remove the ants you can see, your problem is solved. To be really be rid of them I suggest either Boric Acid mixed with cornmeal or Amdro ant bait sprinkle a little of the bait besides trail ( not directly on it they will get disrupted and leave or not pick up bait)they carry bait to nest and it kills entire colony. Amdro works fast 2-24 hrs. huge colony is poison as is Boric Acid but just cover with something til the next day don't mess with/block their trail tho' so they carry bait back to colony quickly.if you use liquid bait it kills the working ants before they get back to colony so the trail is gone they just start a new one to & from colony elsewhere.So you only think you have killed them indoors or outdoors and need to keep children pets out of it for 24hrs til ants carry it back to colony and kills it off

  • Joy30150932 Joy30150932 on Jun 11, 2019

    Try mixing up some Borax and a bit of sugar along with a bit of water to make a syrup. Place on lids where they are travelling and they will take it back to the nest.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Jun 11, 2019

    I've had great success with Sevin. I sprinkled the granules on the mound with a bit of water and they were gone soon afterwards.

  • Cheryl Gillman Cheryl Gillman on Jun 11, 2019

    Only use borax if animals and children can't access it, and sevin kills bees so don't use it near any blooming plants/veg, it's also extremely dangerous and you need to wear protective clothing while using. I highly recommend trying alternative remedies before trying sevin!!

    Try this rather than little caps of the borax mixture

    mix one cup warm water with ½ cup sugar and 3 tablespoons borax. Soak it up with cotton balls and place them in shallow dishes near ant trails.

  • Violeta Salas cruz Violeta Salas cruz on Jun 11, 2019

    Thanks so much for your help

  • Hi Violeta - 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. 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 ?!