How to get rid of ants?

raggie33

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There the little black ones I've tried biteriaen or what ever they call it
 

raggie33

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Lol burnt them I'm not even joking lol. I haven't felt like going to are dumpster. These ants suck omg guess it's part of living in the country
 

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If you have been invaded:
Mix confectioners sugar and baking soda. The powered sugar and baking soda mix is lethal to ants. Another concoction is honey and borax. Mix very well because the borax is heavy. Place either where you see the ants. They'll take it back the colony and it kills the queen.

If you see one here and there mix a little dish soap and water. Use a spray bottle to spray them. It killls them on contact.
This stuff works well.
 

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Dawn is like tide far as quality nothing else compares to either both the best
 

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Can you figure out where they come in? If so, put down some talcum powder. I'm told that it's so fine that it interferes with their breathing. I've had good results with this.
 

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Wow i learned a lot thanks. I use a pest control service the really does a great job. Occasionally i get a few ants and service gets it taken care of.
ATM the only ants i have are outside and the service treats with a granular application and also finds the mound or hive for an extra application.
Coincidentally i have two pizza boxes in my garage that i will put in the recycle or garbage depending how soiled they are. And for sure the main hive is under the bricks my cans sit on that are away from the house.
 

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Inside the house, ammonia spray/Windex works for the ones going all over the place. Use the liquid gel ant baits to attract them and they'll kill most of them off in a few days. A 6 pack of these can be had for $6 at Home Depot. Don't run a fan while using these. It'll spread the smell and the ants will go everywhere. For outside, find the anthills where they have eaten everything in site and there is nothing flammable. Get a cheap propane blowtorch from Home Depot and roast the suckers. Spray perimeter of your home with poison if that all isn't enough. Don't be putting poisons everywhere though because you can harm other animals and the poison may run into your water supply during the next rain.
 

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Mine seem to be coming from dishwasher perhaps thru drain age line
 

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Mine are coming up from under the refrigerator. They're probably looking for water on a compressor or trying to get to cool air in the fridge to escape the heat. Last year, they ate though the wall near and in my shower to get to the water from the dripping faucet. In the heat, they're looking for an escape from the heat as well as water. They'll eat food if you have any lying around, but just a little water and they'll never leave. They keep eating my kitchen sponges because they stay moist after washing dishes.
 

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I treat the yard every 3 months with talstar extra granules. I also treat the perimeter (3 feet up and 3 feet out) with Talstar P. I havent seen an ant inside in years.
 

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This just reminded me that I haven't seen any ants yet, this season. When the weather gets warm, they start coming inside, usually.

The first thing is, clean your house. The first problem is, they are looking for sustenance. The second problem is, ants leave little pheromone trails when they walk, to guide themselves and others from their colony to where the food is. A thorough cleaning will erase those trails and confuse them.
 

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I like to put out cards with homebrew terro on them. You will see hundreds visiting the cards at any given time.and then none. Its a slow acting sugar syrup and boric acid mix. the ants pass it around to everyone and in a few days it wipes out the whole colony including the queen. The brood dies from lack of care.
 

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The little liquid Terro bait-traps work very well for inside, and the cats leave them alone as well.

We have found that a 40lb bag of food grade diatomaceous earth outside the house is like "ant napalm". Like borax it is a crystal that is sharp to them and cuts their exoskeleton. But it can take a little time, which is to our advantage. Since it is not poisonous they walk through it and carry it back to the nest/hive, multiplying the damage.

Borax should be cheap but the secret is out and it can be costly if you want to use a fair amount. We got 3 40lb bags of the D.E. from our local Tractor Supply Company (TSC) but it should also be available at most feed/grain suppliers too.

As it is food grade it is actually safe to ingest.
WARNING: use appropriate protection and DO NOT inhale D.E. dust, as it will do to your lungs what it does to the ants.
 
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