What is the Best Way to Remove Ants From a House?


Many homeowners have a problem with ants in the house. The best way to remove ants from a house involves using a variety of ant control strategies. Some ants live outside and go inside homes in search of food, while others have nests built inside.

The Facts

  • Ants are attracted to food, so the cleaner your house is, the less they will have to be attracted to. Keep counters free of crumbs and spills. Cover open food containers such as sugar bowls.


  • For ants that live outside the house, insecticides and bait treatments can be used in the outside nest, according to DoYourOwnPestControl.com. Nonrepellent insecticides are the best insecticides for ant control, both for ants that live inside the home and those that live outside the home. Use both a protein-based bait and a sweet-based bait so that the bait choice will definitely cover their food choice.

Natural Remedies

  • According to Good Housekeeping, sprinkling borax powder or boric acid around the entrance to your home or around visible trails will discourage ants from making it into your house. Boric acid mixed with sugar or flour will be carried by the ants back to their colonies, and they will die from the mixture.

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