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Sugar Ants...

My husband and I just recently bought our first home and looks like we have sugar ants. How can I get rid of them without using harmful chemicals, or is that the only remedy? Any info would be helpful, Thanks!

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TexasMama2Boys

Asked by TexasMama2Boys at 2:37 PM on May. 22, 2011 in Home & Garden

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  • Clean like the dickens, figure out where they're coming in & seal the hole, and spray white vinegar all over (around perimeters mainly, and wherever you saw them).
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:45 PM on May. 22, 2011

  • We cleaned and scrubbed everything and it didn't help much. The only thing that made a tiny dent in them was those little Terro bait things.
    PrincessPeach06

    Answer by PrincessPeach06 at 3:35 PM on May. 22, 2011

  • Grits would take care of them as well.
    lovingmy4babies

    Answer by lovingmy4babies at 3:49 PM on May. 22, 2011

  • White Vinegar
    sstepph

    Answer by sstepph at 5:57 PM on May. 22, 2011

  • I just read that instant oatmeal will do it. Also, there's the borax and sugar water. I also read baking soda can be used instead of borax, but haven't tried it personally.
    elasmimi

    Answer by elasmimi at 7:30 AM on May. 23, 2011

  • Sol-U-Mel! It worked for me - its natural and safe.
    Dew1

    Answer by Dew1 at 10:44 PM on May. 25, 2011

  • not sure
    asil

    Answer by asil at 11:20 PM on May. 27, 2011

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