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Non-toxic ways to get rid of ants?!?!

Need advice on pests!!
We are having problems with tiny little ants...They are turning up everywhere, even in the bathroom. Does anyone know of a nontoxic way to get rid of them? I'm hoping to get the exterminator out here, but it will be a couple of weeks at least before he can spray the house. Any advice out there? Would love to hear it

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Asked by Anonymous at 6:10 PM on May. 26, 2009 in Just for Fun

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    Try this, they also will not cross baby powder so you can keep certain areas off limits!
    We did the Borax mixture and it worked in the since that it killed them and we then could close up the places they where coming in from (we live in a TH and they where coming through the walls from the neighbors house!)!
    Good luck

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:21 PM on May. 26, 2009

  • Garlic, vineager and lemon juice.

    Answer by sarapurser at 6:24 PM on May. 26, 2009

  • Thank you! I am going to have to get some Borax. Not sure why but it seems most people in this town are having problems I have been told they are Sugar Ants(?) not sure of the difference. Just want them gone.

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:40 PM on May. 26, 2009

  • peppermint extract. Dilute in water, spray iover ant trails and in corners and along baseboards

    Answer by mom2boys1997 at 6:46 PM on May. 26, 2009

  • You can buy stuff at a hardware store called ant bait. They are little disk like things that have stuff in them that's kind of like peanut butter. You can put them under things so that the kids or pets can't get to them or you can stick them up high with double sided tape and then the ants run through it and it gets on their legs and take it back to their home and it will take them out there. I've had this problem several times and it works. Good luck with whatever you try.


    Answer by brwneyedgirl314 at 10:05 PM on May. 26, 2009

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