Cornmeal: The Easiest Way to Get Rid of Ants

by BrightNest
If ants are marching two-by-two into your kitchen, you’ve probably tried every trick in the book to make them go away. Killing ants in a non-toxic way is possible, but sometimes it takes a few different tries to find the method that works for you. If cinnamon or cucumber didn’t do much, and ants are still making an appearance in your home, there’s another method:

Unlike cucumber, cornmeal doesn’t just scare ants away. Ants are drawn to the cornmeal and bring it back to their colony as food. After ants drink water to wash down their cornmeal dinner, the cornmeal swells inside their digestive organs, killing them. It’s fast, effective and non-toxic! Plus, cornmeal is super cheap.

Pour a small handful of cornmeal near any suspected entry points and leave the rest to the ants.

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