How to rid house of ants?

Recently we have had a rash of ants in our house. We have a two story house, about 2400 sq feet. The ants are in the kitchen and laundry room at one end of the 1st floor, and in the bathroom at the other end of the house , on the 2nd floor. So, I am not sure if some sort of "spot" treatment will help.
Do I need perimeter spraying , on the outside of the house , or should I be thinking more of spot , inside spraying just in the areas where we see the ants ??
Any ideas would be appreciated !!
--james--
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FWIW, last year I had some ants getting into my house, and neither spraying where they were getting in inside, or outside along the wall, discouraged them for more than a week or so. But pouring several pots of boiling water on the large ant nest in the back yard got rid of them for good. :-) No poisonous chemicals if you have pets, too.
-Sandra
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On Sat, 23 Oct 2004 01:45:51 GMT, Sandra Loosemore
:) FWIW, last year I had some ants getting into my house, and neither :) spraying where they were getting in inside, or outside along the wall, :) discouraged them for more than a week or so. But pouring several pots :) of boiling water on the large ant nest in the back yard got rid of :) them for good. :-) No poisonous chemicals if you have pets, too.
As simple as that seems, in almost every large city each year you can probably find an article in the paper where someone was burned due to a boiling water accident while treating ants. Had a customer that was severely burned, their child just missed being injured and their puppy was killed, all in the name of being environmentally friendly.
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When draining pasta the house rule here is no one is in the kitchen.... person or pet because I knew someone burned very badly as a child by their mother going to the sink and slipping tossing the water on her then child. Colleen Zone 5 CT
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Boric acid, sugar, and peanut butter.
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Animal fat kills humans, but doesn't do a thing to ants. We have to add boric acid to it. Rather ironic, eh? hehe

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