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Homemade ant repellant?

Does anyone have a good recipe for a non-toxic ant repellant that you can make at home. This morning we found a ton of tiny little ants in our bedroom next to and on our bed. the trouble is our new born son sleeps int he same room.

Any tips/suggestions?

 
meandrphoto

Asked by meandrphoto at 2:25 PM on Aug. 19, 2011 in Home & Garden

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Answers (15)
  • The original DAWN dish soap (blue) mixed with water....use a spray bottle. It works wonders!
    texasgurl33

    Answer by texasgurl33 at 2:37 PM on Aug. 19, 2011

  • Corn meal. They eat it but can't digest it so it kills them, and it's safe for humans & animals. White vinegar is also safe for humans & animals.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:54 PM on Aug. 19, 2011

  • We get those little ants too - I think they are called sugar ants - Sol-U-Mel works - it is safe and non-toxic and smells good. I also dilute this with water and mist it on my kid's bedding and stuffed animals - it kills dust mites :)
    Dew1

    Answer by Dew1 at 4:28 PM on Aug. 19, 2011

  • cinnamon. it burns them
    VonaMom

    Answer by VonaMom at 2:26 PM on Aug. 19, 2011

  • Borax works well, if you can figure out how they're getting into the house
    Brawnwyn

    Answer by Brawnwyn at 2:27 PM on Aug. 19, 2011

  • vinegar
    leksismommy

    Answer by leksismommy at 2:28 PM on Aug. 19, 2011

  • Also, baby powder. I just found that on Google LOL
    Brawnwyn

    Answer by Brawnwyn at 2:28 PM on Aug. 19, 2011

  • Rubbing alcohol works great, I know from experience :)
    ga5818

    Answer by ga5818 at 2:29 PM on Aug. 19, 2011

  • I always use comet cleanser...
    wickedannabella

    Answer by wickedannabella at 5:31 PM on Aug. 19, 2011

  • Corn meal or grits.... they burst when they eat it and drink water... it makes them thirsty and they can not digest it.. so when they drink the water the grits/corn meal swells
    maisah

    Answer by maisah at 5:53 PM on Aug. 19, 2011

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