A Homemade Way to Get Rid of Ants

Spraying ants with an insecticide is a good way to kill them, but they often seem to come back to the same spot. One of the best lines of defense is keeping areas where you see ants clean. Ants typically come indoors to hunt for food. Removing their food source will help you get rid of them. If getting rid of ants is a problem in your home, try a homemade ant killer. You can make it with just a few basic ingredients.

Ants can be hard to get rid of when they invade your home.

Step 1

Grind up about a quarter-cup of dry cat or dog food.

Step 2

Place the ground pet food in a small bowl.

Step 3

Add ½ tsp. of boric acid powder and 1 tsp. of molasses to the bowl.

Step 4

Stir the mixture together and place about 1 tsp. in a few old jar lids.

Step 5

Place the jar lids in areas where you have seen trails of ants. They will eat this poisonous mixture and take some back to the nest, where it will kill other ants as well.

Chelsea Fitzgerald

Chelsea Fitzgerald covers topics related to family, health, green living and travel. Before her writing career, she worked in the medical field for 21 years. Fitzgerald studied education at the University of Arkansas and University of Memphis.