If anyone is as frustrated as i am about ants, try these..
- Purchase pipe tobacco from your local store.
- Soak it in warm water overnight.
- Decant the liquid and throw away the soggy tobacco.
- Pour the liquid over the anthill - they overdose on nicotine and die.
- Follow the trail of ants to determine where they come into the house.
- Locate the holes, apply the holes with soap or white glue.
- Apply baby powder on the trail of ants. Ants that come in contact with the powder will die soon.
- Apply more baby powder or red pepper to kill the remaining ants. After they are dead, sweep away the ants and excess powder or red pepper.
- If ants enter the house from the windows, use chalk around the window frame. You will be amazed to see how they move away from any chalk lines!
- You can also mop the floor with about half liter of water mixed with two to three drops of lavender essential oil. That will keep away ants away, too.
- Get a shot glass, some salt, and some sugar. Take your middle finger and put it in the bottom of the shot glass, pour the sugar around your middle finger.
- Take the salt and quickly remove your middle finger then pour it in the crater left from your middle finger.
- Take the shot glass and find the ant hill.
- Put the shot glass down so the open drinking end is on the ground and pull it up. This should leave a small pile of sugar with a salt core.
- The ants will find the sugar and begin to eat/transport it into their hill. They will keep doing this until they can no longer taste the sugar, then start to get into the salt, which kills them.
- Fill a spray bottle with highly concentrated soap water.
- When you see ants, just spray them and they'll be dead on contact.
- Wipe up their nasty dead carcasses with whatever they were trying to eat.
- Within an hour, any stragglers will have dissipated.
U can also try,
- Try a natural repellent such as ground or powdered chili, or used coffee grounds. Citrus peel (ground) works well too. They hate the smell of vinegar; make a solution with water to spray around.
- For a more permanent solution, find the ant mound, and destroy it using boiling water.
- If you can't bear to kill them, at the start of summer leave a jar of honey up a tree in the garden. The ants will be happy to stay out of your kitchen.