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Has anyone got any idea how to get rid of ants? I have tried everything!


Posted by mom61907, 3rd July 2014


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  • My mum use to use talcum powder to stop them, and set up an ant trap with ant rid (make it away from the house as it draws them to the ant rid)


  • We always seem to get ants now and then in the kitchen . Last year the postman gave some baits and seem to help and now they are back again . I will try the bicarb and see how they go … thanks


  • Antrid is the best if it hasn’t been mentioned xx


  • Bicard soda or talc powder if you don’t want to use chemicals. Otherwise they don’t cause too many probs unlike termites, cockroaches etc


  • peppermint oil


  • I had this problem last summer. I applied white pepper to the areas that formed their trail into the house. Ants hate white pepper so eventually they gave up trying to get into the house


  • Ant kill!!


  • dishwashing liquid works great or bay leaves keep away most insects.


  • thanks have been trying a bit of everthing yand the do seem to be slowing up


  • Depends upon where they are inside or outside. Ants will not go over or through talcum powder. I was invaded by ants in my pantry and was at my wits end every day I would spray an ant repellant on the shelves and then wash them all away. The answer turned out to be spray the repellant but only wipe the surface not wash it off. Worked for me.


  • Put talcum powder where the ants are coming in.


  • There are some great plants that help get rid of ants


  • We also had the same problem and all the DIY and old wives tales don’t work, save yourself the stress, time and wasted money and get the experts in – our pest guy got rid of them in one foul swoop.


  • Ants are awful ,I remove all bit food &crumbs.Sprinkle talc around entrances of house .If find a nest outside pour boiling water in holes .


  • I found pouring boiling water on the ants and following the trail as far as possible very effective. Boiling water (or near boiling) kills the ants instantly and by following the trail back to where they entered, killed the problem.


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