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Killing Ants Safely

LOL okay I know the title seems a bit silly. Here is West Texas ants are a BIG problem. Not only do they bite, but well they are really annoying! They sneak into every crack in your house no matter how hard you try. With pets though you are very limited to the products you can safely use to kill ants. As time goes on more and more I am concerned about the products I keep in this house and the effect they have on not only me and my children, but my pets. When looking for ways to rid myself of these pests I found a simple, cheap, and effective means to do so. CORNMEAL! Yep it is very simple, for about $2 a bag I can treat weekly for an entire year! While it doesn't kill them all it has certainly brought down the population so that now it isn't even noticeable. All you do it sprinkle it on top of their mounds and watch the greedy little ants drag it all inside! When eaten it expands and POOF! ;O) You get the picture.

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Unknown said…
Wow, I had no idea. I wounder if it works on Black ants. Going to give it a try!
We use vinegar and water and that usually does the trick but ants are SO annoying!!!!
Mellissa said…
I wouldn't see why not ;O) I would think they all expand the same hehehe
Mellissa said…
Great tip :O) this would work inside really well.
Amanda Tempel said…
My problem is that I feel bad killing them. I try to get them on pieces of paper and place and them outside.
Mellissa said…
lmao I would feel bad if I didn't find over 50 holes to pour cornmeal on ;o) just in my yard!
JDaniel4's Mom said…
I wonder if this would work for South Carolina black ants.
Unknown said…
This is a great idea. I use grits but this is a more inexpensive solution I think. :)
Unknown said…
What a great tip! I would have never known that cornmeal would be so effective!
Unknown said…
I remember my mom doing this... I thought it was just some ol wise tale ...

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