Ants!!!! How to get rid of the for good???

Rebecca - posted on 06/23/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )

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i have a really bad ant problem in my house, i dont have a dirty house and never leave food lieing arround to attract them. what can i do to get rid of them for good, they are gorse little creatures.

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Rebecca - posted on 06/23/2009

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thanks for all the ideas ladies, have just told my hubby and hes going to ring the bug guy when he gets home and see if he can come and sort it out for us,

Audrey - posted on 06/23/2009

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dried coffee grounds.. it worked for us..if you can find the pile where they are coming from it is suppose to get rid of them in about 24 hrs

Lela - posted on 06/23/2009

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I once read in a magazine that a simple way to get rid of ants is to draw a chalk line where ever you don't want them. There is a chemical in the chalk that is devastating to ants...hope this helps! Good Luck!!!

Sabrina - posted on 06/23/2009

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My problem is the red ants coming in from outside. I bought ortho home defense max and I spray outside around all the windows and base of the doors. Then I also buy a bottle of spray for the yard usually I just get any brand that I can afford at the time. Since we live in fl when it is dry out they come in for water and when it is really wet they come to get away from it. The home defense is good for the inside too. When we are going to be out all day I will go around and spray the base boards. That way it has time to absorb in the cracks and then when we get home i just mop the floors with hot water to get any residue that is left. The toro is good too if you dont know where they are coming from. If you see cracks in certain areas that they are coming from there is a ant gel that you can get. its kind of like a miniture caulking gun and you just squeeze out in there and that keeps them away.

Melissa - posted on 06/23/2009

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my husband and a have a beach house and were constantly trying new things to get rid of the ants. The best and most surprising remedy is cornmeal. The ants can't digest it, so when they carry it back to the ant hill and all the little ants have their feast...no more ants! Non-toxic, environmentally friendly, and, most importantly, completely safe for the kiddies!! Just sprinkle it out wherever the ants are.

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Taro's in an orange box. you can get it at walmart. Just don't leave it in a place where your pets can get to it, it's toxic!

Rebecca - posted on 06/23/2009

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yea we just moved in and it been a never ending battle with the ants.

My house if spotless and i always seem to be cleaning,

Samantha - posted on 06/23/2009

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You should be able to get it at any grocery store. It's cheap, maybe a couple of bucks...Just set it out, the ants will go to it, then take it back to the other ants and it will kill them. It's a gel, so once it dries out you should set out more. It has always worked great for me

Jamie - posted on 06/23/2009

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Keep your house clean and hire a pest control company. We have someone come once a month and spray. Its only $40 so its worth it. When we moved into our house it was like infested with bugs. Now we might see 6 a months. Also, clean with vinegar based cleaners. i use windex with vinegar.

Samantha - posted on 06/23/2009

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Taro. Its a clear liquid that you set out (out of kids reach) those suckers won't come back!

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