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Ideas on how to get rid of an anthill?

We are moving in a month so doesn't have to be too permanent. Just would like them gone for a while. They're little blackies.

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staciandababy

Asked by staciandababy at 6:00 PM on Jun. 17, 2013 in Home & Garden

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  • I am not sure, but I would think pouring just about any chemical on it would probably work. I would use vinegar.
    JulieJacobKyle

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 6:02 PM on Jun. 17, 2013

  • My dad used to pour gasoline on them and set them on fire... I don't know how effective it was... but it sounds fun!
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 6:03 PM on Jun. 17, 2013

  • burnt motor oil or just plain gasoline (don't light either lol)
    josiesmommy00

    Answer by josiesmommy00 at 6:04 PM on Jun. 17, 2013

  • But_Mommie, I once came across a website that said you can use a blow torch on scorpions. It said "You'll know the job is done when you hear the exoskeleton POP". I've wanted to try it ever since.
    JulieJacobKyle

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 6:13 PM on Jun. 17, 2013

  • boiling water with Dawn in it
    a gallon of vinegar poured on it
    baby powder
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 6:14 PM on Jun. 17, 2013

  • The original blue Dawn and water in a spray bottle works.
    PandaGwen

    Answer by PandaGwen at 6:16 PM on Jun. 17, 2013

  • i read that you are supposed to dump club soda down it
    tempsingl3mom

    Answer by tempsingl3mom at 6:31 PM on Jun. 17, 2013

  • Wow, I don't know. But with all these ideas, I bet you'll be declaring war on those ants pretty soon.
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 6:51 PM on Jun. 17, 2013

  • light it if you want to but remember, the gas will go underground and can catch your yard on fire. my dh poured gas in a yellow jacket nest and lit it and set the yard on fire lol
    josiesmommy00

    Answer by josiesmommy00 at 8:39 PM on Jun. 17, 2013

  • We've always used gasoline.
    mommy_jules

    Answer by mommy_jules at 11:03 PM on Jun. 17, 2013

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