How to get rid of ants.
Living in the Northwest, ants in the home aren't that big of an issue unless god forbid they are the dreaded carpenter ants. When I lived in a more southern latitude (Athens,GA) ants were a lot more common around the house.
I was browsing around on the DIY Tribe the other day and came across a post on ants. I thought I would collate some of the more interesting solutions here.
- uncooked instant quick grits. (they take it back to the queen and it blows her guts apart)
- finely powdered diatomaceous earth. (it cuts up their exoskeleton and they bleed to death and dry out -workers only)
- pepper. Black, red, chili, whatever you got. They just don't like it.
- borax and sugar mixed together. Kills. (dangerous to pets -beware)
- mint oil.
There were quite a few commercial products that got rave reviews too, but I found these "home remedies" more interesting.