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How to Get Rid of Ants Fast Naturally

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9. Liquid Dish Soap

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Dish soap also works as an effective ant repellent. It can help suffocate the ants, causing them to die. You can try this tip on cockroaches, too.

  • Mix 1 teaspoon each of liquid dish soap and baking soda in a cup of water. Spread this solution along areas where ants are coming in.
  • Fill a spray bottle with one part dish soap and two parts water, then shake it thoroughly. Spray the mixture over the areas where ants are present. After a few hours, wipe up the dead ants with a wet cloth.

10. Keep Your House Clean

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To deter ants from entering your house, you must take extra care to keep it clean.

  • Do your best to keep your floors, countertops and cabinets clean and free of clutter.
  • Keep food containers tightly sealed, especially those used for storing sugar, honey, syrup and other foods that can attract ants.
  • Clean up food spills right away, especially fruit juice or sugary foods.
  • Make sure to properly cover any food that you leave out on the kitchen counter. You can even place bowls of food on plates containing a little water to prevent ants from reaching the food.
  • Clean furniture surfaces and windowsills regularly.
  • Never leave dirty dishes in the sink.
  • Do not allow moisture to accumulate on kitchen counters and other surfaces.
  • Ensure that your garbage cans have tightly sealed lids.
  • Look for little cracks and crevices around doors and windows and seal them with caulk, petroleum jelly or any over-the-counter sealants.

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How to Get Rid of Ants Fast Naturally was last modified: September 10th, 2017 by Top10HomeRemedies
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  1. Here’s the only way to get rid of ants permanently, soak bread crumbs ( the kind that you can buy in a can,) in corn syrup and leave and sprinkle around base boards and cabinets. This is sure to draw the ants into your house by the thousands. Then you can kill them with your slippers.

  2. I am looking for the ratios for a solution of boric acid, sugar and water!!! It is toxic so you have to be careful around children and pets!!! It might take two times, but my kitchen has been free of them for months!!! They came back to the bathroom and now it’s been free of them for several weeks now!!!

  3. I use used coffee grounds. They eat it and then explode later. They are gone. I got rid of two major ant hills in my yard. When they were all dead the ground which was a hill was now a hole in our yard.

  4. The best way to get rid of ants & spiders are to buy electronic pest controls that you plug into wall . They give out an electronic sound in the walls that bugs don’t like . You can buy them at Wal-Mart’s . I used to buy sprays in a can , about three cans a week until I bought the electronic pest controls. The have no smell but they do have a little sound that you can hardly hear.

  5. Great site – ants have been driving me crazy for months – tried lots of suggested tricks. The one that has worked this far is using a small travel spray bottled. Half white vinegar, half water – add a few drops of peppermint oil. Shake. A few short spurts aimed at the ants stops them
    In their tracks. Wipe up with paper towel. Intend to use the silver spoon theory to find out where they are coming from & seal those areas. This should put an end to it – & it’s all natural & safe.

  6. Well, I’ve just started sprinkling baking powder at their point of entry and along their trails and it seems to have worked! No more ants!😜
    Yesterday the kitchen floor was swarming with the buggars and the counter tops and cupboard doors were all in motion! A horrible sight! Apparently this happens often in spring! First time for me!
    Spent the day vacuuming them away and hoping they wouldn’t suddenly come marching back out of the vacuum cleaner! But every time I returned to the kitchen there were hundreds more to take their place! On Sunday in Austria all the shops are closed so no hope of buying another ant trap!
    So Last night I tried baking powder – an old kitchen help that housewives have been using for decades! Give it a try!

  7. Have heard most everything as a sure-fire remedy to riding a kitchen of ants and have tried most everything. I can’t find their source and they seem worse at some times than others. They don’t seem to be sweet eating ants so I think I am going to try Boric acid and bacon grease…I’ll let you know how this serves…can’t hurt, huh?

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