Get Rid of Ants Naturally, Inexpensively, and Permanently

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8. Baby powder

Like chalk and salt, ants won’t walk over baby powder either, so if you have ants and you have a big bottle of baby powder you don’t know what to do with, spread it around the entire place where you think they are gaining entry.


9. Lemon Juice

Although lemon juice is good for your health, ants don’t like it. Spray pure lemon juice around openings and in places where you see ants walking. Watch how quickly lemon juice seems to mess up their little tracking system. Ants will quickly make tracks in the opposite direction.


SEE ALSO: DIY Insect Traps: No Chemicals, No More Bugs, No Diseases!

10. Boiling Water

This is another tried and true method that works well when you find mounds around your property. Remember that boiling water will kill everything it touches so don’t let it near plants you want to keep and if the mound is in your lawn, be prepared for a patch of dead grass. Simply boil a large pot of water and pour it directly into the mound. You might want to do this a couple times to be sure you reached all areas underground. Then pour another couple pots around the outside of the mound, to kill any escapees and destroy any trails they have. Check daily to see if you have any more activity. If you should see any more ants, repeat the process. This is very cheap, easy to do, and remarkably effective. Read  more about natural bug sprays for your garden.

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One Comment

  1. Maria

    Dec 26, 2017 at 9:00 am

    When I was younger, my grandma used to put baking soda in the sink and other kitchen surfaces to prevent ants from appearing. The ants would eat the baking soda, and it killed them somehow. I thought this method had died out and people only used products bought from the store which had thousands of chemicals in them. So I was pretty surprised when I read that baking soda is still used in different combinations as a method to kill ants. I wanted to try other ways that are natural and non-damaging to surfaces since I have a new house and small children, so I wouldn’t want anyone of them sticking their hand accidentally into the baking soda and eating a hadfull of dead ants…so do you have any suggestions?