How to Get Rid of Household Ants


Oh those pesky household ants crawling on the counters. How do you get rid of household ants?

  • To get rid of household ants, first, do a good cleaning of your house, especially the kitchen. Wipe down counters. Remove the sugar bowl. Put all packages of food away. Vacuum thoroughly and wash the kitchen floor with water containing 2-3 drops of lavender oil.

  • Inside the house you can use a number of home remedies to get repel the household ants. Mix up a solution of vinegar and water and spray around. Sprinkle red pepper or coffee grounds around the counters. If you are comfortable with Borax, mix with sugar and sprinkle around. If ants are present, spray them with 3 parts dish soap and 1 part water. It instantly kills them.

  • To get rid of household ants, you have to take care of the outside of the house as well. Go to a pool store and get Diatomaceous earth and sprinkle along the side of the house. If you would prefer a home remedy, try baby powder.

  • Another natural way to get rid of household ants is mint plants. Grow them along the side of the house.

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