Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

1 Bump

ANTS!!!

OMG we have ants terrible this year!!! Big ones, Little ones, black ones brown ones; what can we do to get rid of them????? I don't have anything sweet or sugary sitting around but they even get into my cereal boxes!!!YUCK!!!!

 
Christmaslver68

Asked by Christmaslver68 at 9:28 AM on Jun. 17, 2011 in Home & Garden

Level 47 (254,089 Credits)
This question is closed.
Answers (7)
  • Grits or cornmeal. They will eat it and explode.
    lovingmy4babies

    Answer by lovingmy4babies at 10:01 AM on Jun. 17, 2011

  • My mom had an ant problem in her old house for 2 years in a row. Find where they are coming in and if it's a safe spot to do it put dishsoap there. They can't crawl through it, well they can try but won't make it far, lol
    Also bay leaves, she put them in her cupboards and on the counter, apparently they don't like the smell of them and will stay away.
    AmandaH321

    Answer by AmandaH321 at 9:31 AM on Jun. 17, 2011

  • They will not climb through a line of pepper either. I get citronella ants that come up from under the toilet in my powder room. I sprinkle pepper around the toilet until the exterminator gets here. (He's coming on Monday but this time it's ants in my family room.)

    JSD24

    Answer by JSD24 at 9:36 AM on Jun. 17, 2011

  • Used coffee grounds works also.
    babygirl0782

    Answer by babygirl0782 at 9:38 AM on Jun. 17, 2011

  • I've heard if you put out pennies they'll stay away too.
    tspillane

    Answer by tspillane at 9:38 AM on Jun. 17, 2011

  • don't leave your cereal out...put them in the fridge. I use the combat syringe and it works for me.
    justme782

    Answer by justme782 at 12:49 PM on Jun. 17, 2011

  • Lots of ant spray ~
    tasches

    Answer by tasches at 6:30 PM on Jun. 17, 2011