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Re: Finally, a remedy for ants
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2007, 10:41:19 PM »
My mom had a problem with ants in her family room.  I put used coffee grounds outside around that room and no more ants.

For inside the house I use boric acid powder.  You can use it as a powder or add water and apply it as a liquid.  Ants also do not like powder of any kind or spearmint gum or bay leaves.


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Re: Finally, a remedy for ants
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2007, 05:57:00 PM »
That seems rather drastic for ants since there's been a lot of information out there on non-toxic ways to get rid of them.  Here's a few links:

To spray that much poison around and in a home is not common with all the information on the dangers of pesticides.  You can get safety data sheets on specific products here:

I know a pest problem is distressful for sure and I don't mean to make you feel bad ... we've had ant problems many times, but I've never been able to buy any of that stuff because I read the labels before I got to the checkout.  We've always had pets or children around the house also, so it's not an option.

I grew up with the generation that thought chemicals were miracles ... but now we're finding out what they are doing to our lives, water supplies and the birds and wildlife in it also.

Eventually those poisons will "wear off" so I hope you find another solution for the next time :-)
« Last Edit: June 26, 2007, 06:11:31 PM by refuge821 »
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Finally, a remedy for ants
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2007, 03:12:39 PM »
I have to share this, because for almost a year I've tried several things to try to get rid of ants.  It was frustrating, because you would find them in cereal that costed over $3.00 a box and I had to throw the almost brand new cereal away.  I had to eventually put sweetened cereal in gallon size ziploc bags.  They were really getting to be a nuisance. I bought a gallon of the Home Defense and a 20 lb bag of the Ortho granules from the garden section at Wal-Mart.  I thoroughly sprayed outside our home around the foundation and afterwards spread the granules from the foundation to 12-18" from the foundation.  I also sprayed inside around all the base boards and from the floor to the ceiling in all the corners.........THE RESULTS!!! NO MORE ANTS!!! PRAISE GOD!!!  It has been over 2 months and we have no more ants.
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