How can I get rid of ants around my house and yard?

Jun 29, 2013, 12:00 PM

We are always amazed at the topics that generate a significant response from our listeners; in this case ants!

Here is a complete list of recommendations from the hosts, listeners and Rosie on the House exterminations partners of methods that can be used to get rid of ants.

• Small Apple slices (kills the queen ant due to digestive problems)
• Corn meal (may harm bird digestion, use with caution)
• Grits (safe for bird digestion)
• Cinnamon (deterrent only)
• Avon “Skin So Soft” in a spray bottle, diluted with water

Organic eradication products

• Diatomaceous Earth also commonly referred to as D.E.

Common over-the-counter ant poisons:

• Amdro (FDA approved formula and less toxic than table salt)
• Max Force (FDA approved formula)

Suggestions from “The Formula Book:” (NOT Recommended by Rosie on the House)

• Kerosene (may harm soil for planting) mixed with Moth Crystals (more toxic than moth balls to kill certain bugs)


If you have any additional suggestions you would like to make; please let us know via email or call in Saturday morning to our radio show.

For additional information on controlling the ants and other pests visit Blue Sky Pest Control.

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