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Cornmeal to get rid of ants?

Have you heard this? I read this morning that cornmeal is a good ant deterrent. Have you tried it and has it worked?

 
pookiekins34

Asked by pookiekins34 at 9:50 AM on Jun. 1, 2011 in Home & Garden

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  • Yep, it worked for me! We had the bigger ants though, not the little sugar ants. Not sure if it works the same for the little ones. Cornmeal, not grits.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:31 PM on Jun. 1, 2011

  • Yeah, grits are cheap. The ants can not digest it, when they ingest it and it swells, they die. You have to use copious amounts though.

    It does not "deter" them, it kills them.
    ObbyDobbie

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 9:51 AM on Jun. 1, 2011

  • I've heard pennies deter them. I've never tried it but it's worth a shot!
    tspillane

    Answer by tspillane at 10:34 AM on Jun. 1, 2011

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