How do I get rid of ants in my house?
So, I spotted an active ant trail in my house and it's extremely annoying. I don't know where the nest is but the trail does lead outside. At a close glance, it seems to just be small black ants.
How can I get rid of these pests? They're becoming quite a nuisance.
- Robert JLv 72 months agoFavorite Answer
Sprinkle a bit of borax powder wherever they are coming in.
You can mix one part borax to ten parts sugar with a bit of hot water to dissolve it in to a thick syrup. Once it's cooled, put blobs of that or bits of cotton wool soaked in it, where the ants can find them inside & outside.
The ants will take the syrup to feed the nest - and the whole lot will die withing a few days.
Cover the stuff to stop pets etc. eating it, but borax is less harmful to mammals than common salt; it just has drastic effects on insect metabolism.
- Aussie DevilLv 61 month ago
buy some ant rid and put it outside
- WillieLv 71 month ago
Clean your kitchen counter with vinegar and they'll go away, and stay away for good.
- 2 months ago
Kill them fast it,s easy either!
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- Anonymous2 months ago
clorox works for me just pour it on them. i know its awful :( but they had collected around a single piece of corn . little tinytiny ants. it was scary
- mrh-slosLv 72 months ago
You need to kill the queen ant and you can buy products with a bait which the worker ants will take back to the nest and poison the queen ant.
- champerLv 72 months ago
There are various products ready-made for this, or you can make up your own. As already said, it's attractive to ants and they carry it back to the nest, where it kills all of 'em. Just a blob or two on the trail will do the trick.
- BarryLv 62 months ago
Robert J is correct. Or you can buy small amounts of the same stuff from garden centres etc. The ants carry it back to the nest where it wipes out the entire colony. No other method works.