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Dealing With Ant Hills

I have a couple of ant hills in my backyard and I was wondering if anyone had a natural way to get rid of them?

Thanks for your help,
Jenn from Canada


Dealing With Ant Hills

Sprikle liberal amounts of cinnamon. (06/12/2007)


Dealing With Ant Hills

If you can find grits (made in the south from corn), sprinkle them on the hill and the workers will take it to the queen. They then will expand in the ant and kill them. (06/12/2007)


By Pat437

Dealing With Ant Hills

Use boiling water the first thing in the morning before they are out. Pour 1 gallon on each hill. (06/14/2007)

By Darrel McCain

Dealing With Ant Hills

Apparently, aspartame (NutraSweet) is toxic to ants. Sprinkle around the ant hills. (06/15/2007)

By Catherine B

Dealing With Ant Hills

I have heard of two ways to deal with ant hills:

1- put a scoop of each ant hill on the other, my mom says they will fight each other to the end

2- some folks put corn meal- let the ants eat a bit of it then water, it will swell and they perish (06/15/2007)

By Dena

Dealing With Ant Hills

Boric acid. Might not sound too "friendly," but remember it is still used (diluted) as an eye wash, and is not toxic to humans or other animals unless ingested in very large amounts. Sprinkle a very little on the anthills and they will disappear. If ants are coming in the house, dust a little (with a small paintbrush) around the door and window openings. Works every time! Boric acid is available at drug stores and at farm supply stores. (06/27/2007)


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April 30, 20170 found this helpful

Our back yard is over run with ants. I'm talking tiny ants, black ants, red ants army ants, you name it. Every time my grandchildren step outside, they are over run with them on their legs and bitten! I've tried a lot of things but nothing gets rid of them. They keep coming back. I don't want to use Borax because of the children and we have two poodles who like to snoop sugar. I need a REAL solution please!!

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May 11, 20170 found this helpful

Try this... Soak tobacco with hot water.then sprinkle water or put all over hill .ant way.. There u go.test it...

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