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Natural Ideas for Ant Control

My neighbor had a huge pile of cement ants. She used a mix of 50/50 baking soda and powered sugar. They were gone the next day. I thought the sugar would attract them but it worked. I have used soapy water as well. Ants don't like peppermint either, use oil not candy.

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July 26, 20140 found this helpful

They also don't like chalk. But here is a good recipe for them on this cute guys video.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKYbabTzGvo

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July 26, 20140 found this helpful

Depending on how much borax solution you spray on plants, it can either burn or kill them. I speak from personal experience.

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July 28, 20140 found this helpful

We've had problems with fire ants coming in through cracks all over the house. I tried the powdered sugar/baking soda in a small plastic container with a little water, and within a few hours, the container would be filled with ants. I did it twice this year, and I haven't seen any ants in the house since, so maybe I killed both mounds that were under the house.

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The baking soda, which they can't differentiate from the sugar, kills them because they can't burp.

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