Does anyone know how to get rid of ants without pestcides?

@valeria1 (2724)
United States
August 12, 2008 8:45am CST
I have ants all over the house and they bother. Poor things so organized, but where I go I see them in line carrying some old piece of something annoys me. Do you guys have a home something that can get rid of ants foreeeeeever! LOL
8 responses
@rocker21 (2717)
• India
12 Aug 08
have a cupa coffee with em , set off a meeting lol
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@valeria1 (2724)
• United States
13 Aug 08
LOL, I tried that but as I like to talk I tried that also and they were not into conversation seems they keep their group very exclusive. Did you ever have a meeting with ants? Did they talk to you? hahahahah. Wow!
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17 Aug 08
I put some tips in my discussion about natural gardening. One of the best ways is to get 2 little trowels and take a scoopful from eaither nest and trasfer them netween, they'll "wage war" on each other and destroy the respective nests. Once thats over and done with the most inportant part is to try and cave in the ant runs beneath otherwise a new colony will move in to the old quarters. Good luck with it hun!
17 Aug 08
ps. the chalk thing doesn't really work as I have tried it. It is better to put down bi-carbonate of soda as they do not like to travel across the dust, however that isn't infallable either.
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@valeria1 (2724)
• United States
18 Aug 08
You always come with such good tips, you should right more about your knowledge, I love it! I just cannot go chasing ants nests, LOL, I will feel sorry for them, so my trick will be some dust as you said to start with, I let you know!
18 Aug 08
Oh, I completely forgot, if you can get hold of any Neem Oil this creates a brilliant barrier. We had a nightmare in the kitchen, ants coming from everywhere, but couldn't pin point their entry so I sprayed diluted Neem Oil under the cabinets and we haven't had a problem since. Also you can water it in to the ants nest and they'll normally get up and leave. I'm sure tho if you do manange to eradicate a nest that you have to cave it in to stop any new colonies that may talke a shine to some new digs! The ants in France though are a bit tougher than those in the UK!
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@Sreekala (18782)
• India
13 Aug 08
hi, Put some Turmeric powder on their way. It is an effective method. Please try it. Have good luck this time.
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@valeria1 (2724)
• United States
13 Aug 08
I need to first find out where to buy this Turmeric powder and I will try it, thank you!
@Sreekala (18782)
• India
14 Aug 08
I am sad to know that you are not familiar with Turmeric powder. We, Indians, are using daily this powder to flavoring food so always available in our kitchen. (Besides flavouring food, to purify the blood and skin conditions remedy is probably the most common use of turmeric).
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@valeria1 (2724)
• United States
14 Aug 08
I am sorry for that also, maybe I know what it is but is used with another name or something like that. I did a research in the internet and I will be looking for it, thank you.
@munna007 (227)
• India
16 Aug 08
the best way is to use fire for them....take a wooden stick .....a wrap some cloth wet with carosine oil....then fire it....now ants will go away due to its smoke.... try it....
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@valeria1 (2724)
• United States
18 Aug 08
LOL, and I will burn my house down?
@Dsraven (151)
• United States
13 Aug 08
we had an ant problem at our last apt. after running to the store and finding no ant traps we went online and found an article about powder...it said ants will not cross a powder line....we tried it around our doors and in the bathrooms around the walls and it worked...hard to believe but it does!
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@valeria1 (2724)
• United States
13 Aug 08
Interesting I will try that also, if it worked for you it will work for me, thank you!
@3cardmonte (5099)
12 Aug 08
if you can find the nest,pour a kettle full of boiling water over it.
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@valeria1 (2724)
• United States
13 Aug 08
LOL, that is too much for me but thank you.
@dreamssri (1796)
• India
12 Aug 08
the word "foreeeeeever" makes me understand how much you are annoyed by ants..i have a best simple way to get rid of the ants foreeeeeever!!! Do you have "turmeric powder" in your home??sprinkle it near the ants' host...they will die(unfortunate ants!poor!).... Then dont forget to close all the small holes in your house and dont spill the snacks or other eatables...they are the only possible source by which the ants are got attracted to your place..so keep off them... Take care, Sri
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@valeria1 (2724)
• United States
13 Aug 08
I do not have turmeric powder at home but I will look for it, thank you.
@ersmommy1 (12605)
• United States
12 Aug 08
A vinegar and water solution sprayed around the area your trying to keep ants away from works wonders for a temporary solution.Boric acid is virtually harmless to the environment and is actually found at low levels of our environment.Or if you don't want to kill them, find the nest.A small container of syrup near the nest should feed the critters for a whole summer.
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@valeria1 (2724)
• United States
13 Aug 08
Thank you for your solution I will be trying everything for sure, I cannot stand them anymore.