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How to Get Rid of Ants 101

Updated on July 18, 2016

The Home Invasion Begins

You go to grab a cup from the cupboard. You set it on the counter, and before you can pour your morning livelihood, you feel an irritating flutter across your arm hair. You look down. Sure enough, on of those little black buggers is crawling up to your elbow.

Right away you brush him to the floor. No big deal, right? But when you look over to the wall, you see a line of ants walking up from the floor. "Get out!" you yell with all the astuteness of a short order cook. "Go home! Shoo! You're not wanted here!" It's a home invasion all right. They don't care.

You go into the laundry room to grab a shirt from the hamper. Hey! Black ants are all over it! There's no food in here. What are they after? Who knows.

It's Ant Bait Time

Give them that sweet delight they're after, but add a little something special to the mix. In a small bowl (or as I like to do, cut off the bottom of a water bottle) add powdered sugar, a little water, and boric acid. Those little varmints will eat and some will take it back to their home to feed the queen. And after she dies..., problem solved (for now).

My mother once told me, mix baking soda in place of the boric acid, and when they eat it ti will explode in their little stomachs. I don't know about this, but you can give it a try.


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