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Getting Rid of Red Ants Inside

Can anyone please tell me how to get rid of tiny red ants in the house?

By Ethel Gerberick

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August 7, 20110 found this helpful
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It depends on the ant species, or what the colony is feeding on.

Place a smear of peanut butter and another of jelly near the activity to see what they may go for.

If it is the Jelly (sugar) place out Terro brand baits for them to feed on. If they go for the peanut butter go with Combat brand.

Once they start feeding you should see a difference withing a week and hopefully all are gone after two.

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August 9, 20111 found this helpful
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Combine 90% Karo syrup and 10% 20 Mule Team Borax in a squeeze bottle, warmed just a tad so Borax dissolves.

Squeeze the mixture into cracks and areas where pets cannot lick or ingest. Ants will eat and carry back to nest. The nest including the queen is killed.

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Queens live up to 20 years and produce many more queens. It's important the entire colony is killed instead of just repelled with products that only repel the workers.

The sticky is gone once the workers ate it. It's the same principle as Terro only simplified and inexpensive. Terro has only 4% Borax.

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August 8, 20111 found this helpful

If you can find where they are coming in put down a leyer of talcom powder. Otherwise put down a layer all along the wall edges. They will not cross it. Make sure it is talcom powder and not corn starch.

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August 8, 20110 found this helpful

I recommend Terro brand also.

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August 8, 20110 found this helpful

Thank you very much for your suggestions. I will give them a try.

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