Use Baby Powder to Deter Ants

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September 22, 2012

Ants in a line on sidewalkUnusally hot weather has led to ants seeking relief in my house. With dogs I do not want to use poisons. Dollar store baby powder sprinkled on window and doorsills and directly on any ant trails kills them and is non-toxic, doesn't reek, or cause risks of toxic pesticides. Baby powder dries out their nasty little bodies and is easy to wipe or vacuum up the next morning. (I leave it on the windowsills for a while unless there are lots of dead ants there.) I have been doing this forever.


By Linda L. from Vista, CA

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I will try this today. I am so tired of little bitty ants all over my kitchen sink and draining board.every spring now they started a week ago again.There is nothing there for them But every morning my sink is full of them I turn on the hot water and wash them down the sink. But their relatives keep on coming.

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March 30, 2011

If you shake baby powder around where ants come into the house, they will stop coming. Their feet get stuck in the powder but you don't kill them.


Never kill black ants as they keep the white ants at bay.

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March 30, 2011

When at the beach, the lake or anywhere outdoors, and your child is playing in a small area, you can put a line of baby powder around the area.

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