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How to Make Natural (non-toxic) Ant Killer

Updated on March 5, 2013

Ant Killer Recipe

Ants are one of those pesky insects that seem to be able to find their way into any space. Sometimes it can seem almost impossible to get rid of them. After trying several different "ant killer" recipes and that proved not very effective, I made this one up and tried it and it works GREAT ! It's so easy and cheap also.


Plastic spray bottle (16 ounces)

3 tablespoons dish-washing soap

4 teaspoons of peppermint oil

Fill your spray bottle half full of water, add the soap and peppermint oil. Gently shake and your done !

Ants abhor the smell of peppermint, and the soap kills them. So the peppermint will aid in deterring future ants because of the smell. And, you don't have to worry about using a bug spray which is full of chemicals and horrible to use around children.


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      Bicknell 5 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      I'll have to try your peppermint concoction the next time ants swarm on my drainboard. Thanks for the info.

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      editsvcs 5 years ago

      Interesting! I've used corn meal successfully - the take it back to the nest, eat it, bloat and die. The downside is they seem to get wise to this trick because if a new colony comes to the area it won't work twice.