Solution to get rid of ants

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  • DesertRose DesertRose on Jan 06, 2018
    We tried everything to get rid of the ant infestation on our 1 acre property. We were surrounded by a field full of ant mounds too. We tried poison, bait, everything. Finally an old timer told us about cornmeal. Cornmeal kills ants and they take it back to the nest and the queen dies and so does the colony. We applied it once on a mound unless it rained and washed it away, but normally one good dose of cornmeal is enough. We used Jiffy because it is sweet and they take to it quickly. One small box is enough for about 5 applications normally. If you do not know where their nest is, place it along their trail where they come in or roam on your yard. Cornmeal Jiffy is only about 50 cents or less, is not dangerous to children, pets, or the environment and is cheap! Best of all it works! I keep Jiffy in my storage pantry at all times, esp. in spring when we see new nests move in. I have never used it more than just in spring. They leave us alone the rest of the time after the initial dosage of cornmeal.

  • FL FL on Jan 06, 2018
    Homemade Ant Killer YIELD:1 1/2 cups
    1. Place all ingredients into a saucepan and bring to the boil (while stirring).
    2. Boil for 3 minutes.
    3. Using the plastic lids from milk containers place it in the effected room or outside where the ants are.
    4. They will find the sticky liquid no matter where it is placed.
    5. The ants eat this and then take it back to their nest.
    6. Before long there will be no more ants as this mixture will kill them.
    Store remainder in clearly labeled container with "Do NOT Eat" so noone mistakes this for syrup as this is poisonous.

  • Eof30320377 Eof30320377 on Jan 06, 2018
    Sprinkle boric acid powder along the trails.

  • Ellen Pringle Ellen Pringle on Jan 06, 2018
    boiling hot water gets rid of ants real fast

  • Cindy Cindy on Jan 06, 2018
    You can spray them with a solution of water and vinegar to kill them. If you're lucky enough to find the ant hill, sprinkle your coffee grounds on it. That should do the trick.

  • Random Chance Random Chance on Jan 08, 2018
    Boric acid is a mild acid that is very effective. There are products that are little plastic boxes with gel containing boric acid. Place them in the path of ants and they will be gone in a few days, since the ants take the bait back to the nest. While "safe", obviusly put them out of reach of small children and pets. They are widely available, read package contents to make sure they use just boric acid.