#11 Borax Acid & Peanut Butter
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Who could resist peanut butter? Not many humans and ants make no exception. Mix up a yummy concoction of two tablespoons of sugar, one tablespoon of peanut butter, and an even more delicious two teaspoons of borax – plus one teaspoon of water to mix. Add the mixture to small cut-ups of cardboard and lay it wherever there are large amounts of ant activity.
You may have to test out the amount of borax used and adjust accordingly because you don’t want to kill the ants instantly as there needs to be time for them to deliver a healthy portion to the queen herself to enjoy and kill off the colony.
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Vaseline is such a thick ointment no ant will be able to crawl their tiny bodies through this goopy wall barrier. Smear vaseline all over the areas they’ve been known to go marching one by one on and STOP them!
#13 Diatomaceous Earth (Food Grade)
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Diatomaceous earth is harmful to ants but not humans or animals as it is the remains of phytoplankton fossilized into a powder that causes the ants to dry out by sticking to their exoskeleton which this substance also cuts through. Sprinkle it wherever you see lots if ant traffic. Do make sure to use the food grade one and not the kind made for swimming pools.
#14 Baby Powder
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Baby powder will mask the scent trail of the ants that already snuck inside causing them to die eventually while also deterring newbie arrivals from not wanting to cross the talcum powder wall barrier since they can’t smell any fellow ant scents.
#15 Duct Tape
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What do we have here? Ants stuck in a sticky situation thanks to a duct tape trap left by the pesky critters entryway. They will either starve to death or get eaten by daddy long legs. One way or another they are not bringing food back to the queen and her colony – plus your kitchen food is safe!
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Before you discard the mornings breakfast shells, think again as it is a natural ant repellent. Wash the shells out and crush them then sprinkle along the areas the ants frequent.
#17 Garlic Cloves
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Vampires aren’t the only ones that can’t stand garlic. The little critters causing spring/summertime menace hate them, as well. Throw some garlic cloves in the areas they roam around and be prepared to crave spaghetti and garlic bread for a while.
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Perfume or cologne may work wonders attracting the opposite sex but to ants, it is a hell-no we won’t go deterrent because of their hatred for strong smells – just don’t waste your expensive brands. Even better is if you tear out the samples found in your old magazines and leave them as traps by the entryways.