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How To Get Rid Of Ant Hills

Ant hills are formed by industrious legions of worker ants for meeting a variety of their purposes like dwelling, storing the foods and mating. In other words, the ant hills are the piles of earth, sand or clay found at the entrances of ant colonies due to an excavation-spree conducted by the ant workers to form ant colonies. Ant hills often become a tremendous problem for all the house owners whenever they are noticed over the lawn or nearby field of their house or mansion. Spoiling a spontaneous look of entire premises and posing a danger to the children, the ant hills compel naturally the house owners to get rid of unwanted ants and thus eliminate the ant hills from their premises as soon as possible. But being novice in getting rid of ant hills efficiently, maximum number of house owners fail to accomplish their goal and are needed to learn how to get rid of ant hills efficiently and quickly.

Ant hills are formed following a relentless effort by all the ant workers to build their nest for storing foods, residing and mating to expand their family. Being diligent by their nature the ants never loose a courage and can build their damaged colony again obstinately, posing in this way a challenge in a form of another ant hill. So all those seeking to get rid of ant hills should apply the proven tactics, effective enough to discourage the legions of worker ants from building their nests and forming thereafter the ant hills over the ground.

If you’ve mustered a courage to tame the ants and get rid of ant hills for ever, you should take effective steps and proper care as well, so that your goal can easily be accomplished making you feel boast of getting rid of ant hills with a great a success. Follow the guidelines being presented over here on how to get rid of ant hills without any difficulty.

  • Grits– Sprinkle the grits all over the ant hills. It will cause a tremendous suffocation to the ants exterminating them all the on the spot. Following extermination of all the ants you easily can remove the ant hills from the area.
  • Boric acid– Another effective way to get rid of ant hills is placing the mixture of boric acid and sugar over the ant hills which will kill all the ants helping you in this way to eliminate existing ant hills with a ease.
  • Boiling water– Pour the boiling water into the ant nest. Such tactic also has got to kill all the ants and help you get rid of ant hill. Some times pouring the boiling water into the ant hills fails to kill the queen which keeps the ant hill problem alive. In order to get rid of ant hills completely, you should ensure that the queen ant also is killed and using the bait is the only way to get rid of not only ant hill but ant nest as well.
  • Ant bait- Consumed by all the ant workers, the bait subsequently kills the queen helping you thus get rid of ant hills what you impatiently must be yearning for.
  • Sodium borate– Pour a preparation, made of Sodium borate (BORAX) dissolved in the hot honey, over the ant hills. Extincting the ants such preparation has got to get you rid of ant hills keeping your eyes wide open.
  • Turmeric powder– Turmeric powder also works in chasing the ants effectively.
  • Burn the ants through the gasoline– Its intensive flames will exterminate all the ants residing inside the nest within a few seconds. People seeking to learn how to get rid of ant hills should know that the ant despise the hot places and using hot and burning materials has got to make them flee from the area, helping you, in this way, get rid of ant hills and ant nest simultaneously.
  • Carbon dioxide- Causing a suffocation to ant queen, it exterminates all the ants completely. Being nature friendly it does not cause any other damage to the nearby plants or crucial grasses that other is likely to accrue through gasoline, water and digging the ant hill through shovel.

 

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by Group Owner on Mar. 27, 2012 at 9:58 AM

 

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How to Get Rid of Ants Naturally 

By an eHow Contributor

Instructions

    • 1

      Determine why they are entering your property and eliminate the food, water and/or housing that they need to survive.

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      Promptly clean after meals and take all trash out of your home. Know that learning how to get rid of ants involves creating an ant-proof abode.

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      Move outdoor trash and recycling bins as far from your home as possible.

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      Tightly wrap and store food set out on kitchen counters.

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      Refrigerate all perishable food, especially in the summer, when fruits and vegetables may spoil quickly.

    • 6

      Remove pools of standing water. Ants get thirsty too.

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      Seal up cracks. The least toxic method is 100 percent silicon caulk.

    • 8

      Sprinkle powdered red chili pepper, paprika, dried peppermint or borax on ant trails, in cracks and near entryways to deter them from moving in.

    • 9

      Rid your garden of aphids, whiteflies and mealybugs. These sap-feeding insects excrete "honeydew," a sugary favorite of ants.

    • 10

      Spray or paint sticky barriers made out of tanglefoot products on plants and trees. These barriers prevent ants from climbing up stems and trunks to feed.

    • 11

      Create liquid bait by mixing 1 tsp. boric acid with 2 1/2 fluid oz. corn syrup or honey. Heat until the boric acid dissolves. In an eyedropper, add equal amounts of water and solution to drop in places ants frequent for 2 weeks.

    • 12

      Make a natural repellent of citrus peelings and water in a blender and pour it over the anthill.

    • 13

      Drown out ants by pouring boiling water over the mounds and into the cracks where they dwell. Roughly 3 gallons of water per mound ought to do the trick.


Tips & Warnings

  • Repeat all of the above as necessary. Ants are hardy creatures, and it's difficult to get rid of them.

  • Fire ants are the most notorious of these common pests. Not only do they have a painful bite, they devour gardens and build unsightly mounds that can be up to 2 feet tall. Careful removal by a professional may be the best option.



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by Group Owner on Mar. 27, 2012 at 10:01 AM

 

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How to Get Rid of an Ant Hill

By eHow Contributor

If you are like most people, you want to get rid of an ant hill as soon as you see one. Here are some ways to get rid of ant hills that will work for nearly all types of outdoor ant populations.

Instructions

    • 1

      Disturb the ant hill repeatedly. A good way to do this is to spray the ant hill with the garden hose every day until the ants decide to move their home elsewhere. If you're very brave, you may kick the ant hill rather than using water.

    • 2

      Dig up the ant hill on a very cold morning. Ants are insensitive to cold. They'll be too sluggish in the cold to mount an effective attack against you and the cold will kill off the colony before they can reconstruct their home.

    • 3

      Start a war with another ant hill. This is a fun project for brave children. Using a jar, transplant ants back and forth between ant hills. The ants will fight viciously. Both groups will eventually move their ant hills.

    • 4

      Dig up the mound and place it into a bucket of water. Leave the mound there for several days. Ants take this long to drown. Be sure to get the entire colony.

    • 5

      Pour a mixture of boric acid and water into the ant hill. This is a very effective way of killing off the ant population and sending the survivors packing.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you are trying to rid yourself of fire ants and the hills are far from your home--leave them be! Fire ants will protect your home from termites!

  • Avoid methods that involve the direct introduction of poison to the ant hill. The queen ant keeps "taste tester" ants to warn her of poisoned food. Also, in some ant species the larvae digest all foods for the entire colony. If the larvae die, the ants simply will not eat the food.



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JCTVCBN
by Group Owner on Mar. 27, 2012 at 10:05 AM

 

 

By Bill Elzey, eHow Presenter

How to Get Rid of Ants

 

 Get rid of ants by using an ant bait on the mound. Follow with dry molasses and orange oil to keep ants away. Get rid of ants with tips from a professional landscaper in this free video on lawns and gardening.

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by Group Owner on Mar. 27, 2012 at 10:09 AM

 

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How to Get Rid of Ants without Pesticides

By eHow Contributor

Ants are inarguably pests, but how to get rid of them without threatening the health of your pets and the rest of your yard? Follow these easy natural steps to get rid of ants without ever touching harmful pesticides.

Instructions

    • 1

      Find your ant hill; the one that is harboring all of those pesky ants. Whatever natural remedy you use to get rid of ants, making sure that the method is one that will travel back to the ants "home base" is the sure way to make sure they leave and stay gone.

    • 2

      Sprinkle an artificial sweetener (Splenda, Sweet & Low, etc.) on and around the ant hill. The ants should carry into the heart of the hill and shortly after you will be rid of ants. The splenda is inert to pets and wont harm the yard.

    • 3

      Another way to get rid of ants is to put a substance around their anthill that repels them, there are many options; coffee grounds, grits, a line of chalk, or baking soda will all do the trick in a fashion that doesn't harm the yard or health of pets.



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by Group Owner on Mar. 27, 2012 at 10:12 AM

 

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How to Kill Ants With a Natural Pesticide.

By Sean Mullin, eHow Contributor
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 Borax kills ants naturally and effectively.

Conventional pesticides efficiently kill ants, but they also expose homeowners and their pets and children to toxic chemicals. A combined application of natural repellents and pesticides kills ants just as effectively without adding toxic fumes to the air. As an additional benefit, the ingredients necessary to create a natural pesticide are common household items, and they are inexpensive if you don't already have them.

Things You'll Need

  • Soap
  • Spray bottle
  • Borax
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Instructions

    • 1

      Create an unwelcoming environment for ants by sweeping crumbs and food particles from floors and counters, sealing food properly in containers and not leaving dishes soaking in the sink.

    • 2

      Follow the ants to discover where they enter the house. Fill a spray bottle with soap and water and then spray the soapy solution on any ants that have already entered.

    • 3

    • Combine one tsp. borax with one cup of sugar and one cup of water. Add this solution to a sealed plastic container and poke holes large enough for the ants to fit. Place the container near the ants' entry point. Ants carry this bait back to the colony, where it is consumed by other ants, including the queen, effectively destroying the colony.

    • 4

      Place mint leaves, cloves, cucumber slices, cayenne pepper, cinnamon or cotton balls soaked in citrus oil near the ants' entry points. These substances do not kill ants, but they repel a new invasion after the initial infestation is resolved.



Tips & Warnings

  • For a thicker bait, combine half a tsp. each of honey, borax and sugar. Place this solution in an open bottle and then lay the bottle on its side near the ants.

  • Keep any bait containing borax indoors and away from children and pets.



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by Group Owner on Mar. 27, 2012 at 10:16 AM

 

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How to Kill Ants In-Home Without Chemical

By Michael Piacenza, eHow Presenter
 

Killing ants in your home without chemicals lets you use natural and organic remedies that are safer than pesticides. Destroy ants the natural way with help from an expert exterminator in this free video.

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by Group Owner on Mar. 27, 2012 at 10:33 AM

 

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What Is a Natural or Green Way to Get Rid of an Ant Hill?

By Kali Allison, eHow Contributor| updated August 11, 2011
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You can take several steps to naturally eliminate an ant hill.

Ant hills can be a nuisance to homeowners, especially those who have children and pets. There are a variety of chemicals available that will rid yards of ant hills, many of which contain pesticides and other ingredients that are harmful to people and animals, too. Thankfully, there are several natural ways to eliminate ant hills from lawns. These environmentally-friendly methods are simple and inexpensive.

Instructions

    • 1

      Make a vinegar solution to apply to ant hills. Mix three parts water to one part vinegar and pour over ant hills. Vinegar has fungicidal and insecticidal properties that help drive out ants.

    • 2

      Use pipe tobacco as an alternative to a vinegar mixture. Place pipe tobacco leaves into a pan of water overnight. Remove the wet leaves the next day and pour the liquid over ant hills. Wear gloves to protect the skin when handling the solution.

    • 3

      Boil a pot of water or vinegar and pour into an ant hill. This will not only quickly kill the ants in and around the hill, but will also help destroy the hill itself.

    • 4

      Shake cornmeal onto ant hills. Ants will eat the meal but they cannot digest it, which causes them to die.

    • 5

      Mix boric acid and sugar to make a paste. Pour one tablespoon of boric acid into one cup of sugar. Place the paste around the openings of hills and any holes around the hills. The sugar will attract the ants and they will distribute the food to the colony and the queen. The boric acid acts as a poison and will kill the colony. Boric acid is not dangerous to humans or pets.



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by Group Owner on Mar. 27, 2012 at 10:35 AM

 

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How to Remove Ant Hills

By Sarah Fardell, eHow Contributor| updated April 16, 2011
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Getting rid of an ant hill is easier than you think.

If your house is becoming infested with ants, there is probably an ant hill somewhere nearby. The best way to get rid of the ants in your house is to destroy their hill and the queen inside it. There are several ways to do so, using natural, cost-effective products. When you destroy the ant nest, wear protective gear as some species of ants may attack you and cause painful bites.

Instructions

    • 1
      Help the environment by using your leftover cooking water.
      Help the environment by using your leftover cooking water.

      Boil a large pot of water and pour it directly into the ant hill. Pour a small amount at first, then continue pouring in more water every five minutes. For extra effectiveness, you can also mix in some washing detergent or soap. This is the simplest and most effective measure, as it will kill the queen and any remaining ants will abandon the nest.

    • 2
      Spray surrounding plants where ants feed and take refuge.
      Spray surrounding plants where ants feed and take refuge.

      Purchase an anti-ant spray at your local hardware or gardening store and spray inside the hole and at the foot of surrounding plants. This will kill off the ants and also prevent them from moving to surrounding areas to rebuild. Be careful when you first spray as ants may attack.

    • 3
      Mint isn't only great for cooking but repels many insects.
      Mint isn't only great for cooking but repels many insects.

      Plant mint, lavender or penny royal near the ant hill and throughout your garden. Ants dislike these bushes and will not live in close vicinity to them. These plants will also repel many other types of pests like aphids.

    • 4
      Be extra careful with pets, when using boric acid
      Be extra careful with pets, when using boric acid

      Mix boric acid with some honey and place droplets around the ant nest. The ants will take the honey back to the nest and the entire colony will be poisoned. This method is not recommended for people with pets, as animals may be harmed if they eat the boric acid.



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by Group Owner on Mar. 27, 2012 at 10:46 AM

 

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How to Get Rid of Ants Outdoors

By Melynda Sorrels, eHow Contributor

Ants are one of the biggest burdens that Mother Nature could have devised. If you see one in, outside or near your home it's only the beginning. Where there's one ant, there's guaranteed to be many more that you haven't yet seen. Aside from being creepy, ants bite so there stands to be no good reason to let them stay around your home. Fortunately there are several safe and proven methods for eliminating these unwanted houseguests.

Instructions

  1. Several Simple Suggestions

    • 1

      Sprinkle scented baby powder wherever you see ants. The smell isn't their favorite. If you can find where they are nesting, sprinkle the baby powder on that, too. The smell of the baby powder will have them soon looking for a new home.

    • 2

      Sprinkle cornmeal or polenta around their nest or wherever they are becoming a problem. The ants will carry this back home and give it to their queen. Ants can't digest cornmeal or polenta and it will soon wipe all of them out.

    • 3

      Mix two tablespoons of borax into a cup of warm water with a half cup of sugar. Dip cotton balls into the solution and set them out for ants to find them. The sugar will attract them and the borax will kill them.

    • 4

      Sprinkle aspartame around your garden or yard. Ants can't stand the stuff and will stay out.

    • 5

      Mix white vinegar and water in equal parts in a spray bottle. Spray areas where you don't want ants. This is best on your porch or deck. Be careful using it around plants as vinegar is slightly acidic.



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by Group Owner on Apr. 4, 2012 at 11:29 AM

 

fresh garlic laying in the areas ants come in ward them off

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