How can I get rid of Sugar ants?

Kalin Al
by Kalin Al
Now that the weather is getting warm I am seening small sugar ants coming in the house through the electrical outlets, I have pets in the house so can't use spray. Any suggestions on how to get rid of them?
  7 answers
  • None None on Apr 17, 2017

    Terro liquid ant bait traps. I use one under my kitchen sink and one in my pantry the first time I see an ant. In a day or two no more ants! Just dont put them where the pets can get to them. We have dogs and cats.

    • Alberta Powell Alberta Powell on Apr 18, 2017

      Terro is THE best and reccomended to me by an exterminator of a posh living center in Palm Beach!

  • Rita Scroggins Rita Scroggins on Apr 18, 2017

    Cinnamon will keep them from coming in. You can take the cover off and sprinkle some inside

  • Gail Gail on Apr 18, 2017

    White vinegar spray will not hurt pets and it will kill the ants; however, I would not spray into electrical outlets. I have used the ant traps in my car and under cabinets. I have all kinds of pets and it is safe to spray vinegar on counter tops.

  • David Bailey David Bailey on Apr 26, 2017

    Find out where they are entering your house. Mix 1 part sugar with 1 part Borax in anything small (I used some tiny dollar store plastic food storage containers that I punched holes in the sides so I could put a top on) and in a day the ants were dead.

  • Karen Myers Karen Myers on Apr 27, 2017

    Wipe your counters daily, or whenever you see an ant, with white vinegar. This will destroy the chemical trail ants leave for each other. After a while, no more ants!

  • Katherine Anne Katherine Anne on Apr 27, 2017

    Borax works wonders under carpets.... right beneath windows, as well as, along thresholds of doors. If you have any animals,be careful with any products you put on the floor that a family pet may have access to, because lots of them can harm animals. I have put down a line of borax that was parallel to the window....directly under the carpet... by lifting it up from the tack strips and then tacking it back down. It worked beautifully at keeping the ants at bay. In fact,I have never had ants come through that window again.