How do I get rid of sugar ants in the bathroom?
By Elizabeth from Temecula, CA
About 10% 20 mule team borax in squeeze bottle with Karo syrup. Mike few seconds just warm enough to dissolve. Squeeze into cracks or areas no one or no animal can reach. Ant workers carry it back to nest. Can take up to a week depending on the number of colonies needed exterminated. This kills the queen and all others. A queen can live up to 20 years, all the while producing other queens. Be patient. this will probably not work overnite.
Cinnamon gets rid of ants. I sprinkled it at the back of my kitchen counter top behind items.
I use a product called Terro. It's less than $3.00 at Lowe's or Home Depot. It works brilliantly!
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What do I do about ants in the bathroom? There are just a few stranglers, but they are driving my CRAZY!
Randi from Vacaville, CA
By Mel from NC
By sylvia S
Also, if you have trees that are growing over onto or near your roof, trim them back. The exterminator said that is how they are getting into the cooling system. We trimmed them back and sprayed the vinegar solution and it works. By the way, you have to spray about once a week to keep the ants gone. Good luck! (10/17/2006)
I found that they were getting a free ride into my house on my clothes basket that I would set on the ground while the clothes dried. I have the umbrella type clothesline and now set the basket up on top of there, upside down and my ants are no more. (10/18/2006)