Use Terro. Sure ideally you don't want to use a chemical, but cinnamon, mint oil, oats, oranges...and all those other silly ideas do not work.
Old fashioned Terro on the little pieces of cardboard it comes with with will be quick and efficient.
If you know where hey are coming from and it's outside, vinegar
Well I don't know a home remedy, but I know that what we do works, not only on ants, but on other pests too. My husband sprays the OUTSIDE of the house. (Yes, I thought he was NUTS), but the stuff he uses has a long lasting affect on the bugs, and most of the time we're pest free. It's best to do it around spring or summer when they're the most annoying, and the spray usually lasts about three to six months I believe. Anyway we haven't had any pests in a while. Our house has a wrap around porch and a basement, so the best place to spray, is around the bottom of the property all around. I hope this helps, just get whatever you feel would work for your situation, (Long lasting spray)
i don't know a 'home remedy' but i just put down the little terro liquid ant baits near where i see them and problem solved.
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