Getting Rid of Ants in an Exterior Lamp Post

My outdoor lamp post is full of tiny brown ants. They are coming out of the electrical side socket. Not wanting to short out the socket I haven't sprayed. How can I safely treat the socket?

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April 17, 20150 found this helpful
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Simply spinkle with talcum powder. They can't walk on it and thus hate it. You will find they will leave in droves. Hope this helps.

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April 19, 20150 found this helpful
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Boric Acid Powder which you can get at any Family Dollar Store for about $2.00 and it kills the ants as well.

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April 23, 20150 found this helpful
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Sprinkle cornmeal around lamppost. The ants eat it but cannot digest it and they die. No poison needed. May take a few days.

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