are some ant control tips we have compiled. We DO NOT guarantee
the safety and effectiveness of these ideas. But, it would
certainly be worthwhile to give them a try.
ants: non toxic way to kill them is plain old instant Grits.
The ants eat them, then go for water the grits expand inside
them & they die, they can't expel gas, & you don't
worry about pets getting poisoned. Just sprinkle & go.
Be aware of the ants movements. They usually head for their
holes before it is going to rain.
keep ants from getting into your hummingbird feeders, take
a sheet of Bounce (dryer sheet) and wrap around the hanger
with a rubber band of tape on the ends. The ants won't come
near it or get into the hummingbird's sugar solution. This
works well especially if you have hummingbird feeders hanging
prevent ants from entering into the drain holes along the
foundation in your brick home. Get some heavy (metal) black
screen from your hardware store, cut it in strips approx.
1"x3". Flex it into a U shape and place in the
slots between the bricks. This lets air in and allows drainage,
but keeps the ants out.
sugar ants, (the little black ones) mix equal parts of sugar
and borax, mix with water to a paste, dab in areas where
ants like to visit. It dehydrates them. Outside, sprinkle
the solution around known ant colonies. I was amazed at
how they devour this!