Any advise on getting rid of ants?
We have a large lawn, and it is completely infested by ants (both
black ants and little red ones). (I live in Ottawa, Ontario). I
tried powder (Wilson AntKiller Dust) and the ant-traps, but that
didn't seem to do anything. I also live in a forested area. Any
:) Any advise on getting rid of ants?
:) We have a large lawn, and it is completely infested by ants (both
:) black ants and little red ones). (I live in Ottawa, Ontario). I
:) tried powder (Wilson AntKiller Dust) and the ant-traps, but that
:) didn't seem to do anything. I also live in a forested area. Any
Unless they are biting/stinging varieties, is there a real need to do
anything? You might put what ever is available in Canada as a residual
around the perimeter of the home to help keep nuisance ants out.
Been using this mixture for 3 years and it works better than any store
bought ant poison I have ever used. I have given this recipe to at least
10 people and they are amazed how well it worked for them. Hardest part is
letting the ants do their thing till the poison starts working.
From CBC "Radio Noon" phone-in
This recipe will give you an ant "trap" that will feed a poison (to ants,
not people) to an ant nest, wiping out the whole colony. It is better than
many, since it's not highly toxic to humans.
2 c boiling water
6 tbs. granulated sugar
1 tsp. boric acid (ask your druggist)
empty plastic yogurt tub, or the like
1) Make up the liquid solution, let it cool.
2) Punch a series of holes near the bottom of the yogurt container, so the
ants will be able to get in and out.
3) Saturate enough cotton balls in the liquid to cover the bottom of the
4) Place the saturated balls in the container, and put on the lid, so flies
etc. won't get in.
5) Place this container somewhere near a path the ants travel.
6) Reserve excess liquid in the refrigerator to periodically moisten the
How it works:
The ants, attracted by the sugar, take the syrup back to the ant hill. The
boric acid eventually kills the whole colony. It takes 2 to 3 weeks. This
works better than faster-acting poisons that some ants may learn too quickly
You may find ants continue to visit
<http://www.pestcontrolcanada.com/ants.htm and feed at this trap throughout the summer. Be assured that they are coming from ant hills that are
progressively farther and farther away.
Try peanut butter instead if they don't agressively take sugar
bait--apparently depends upon whether the ants are craving mainly protein
Perhaps a mix of the two.......
Yes as long as the small holes are not to close to the bottom of the
container. If your worried about them blowing around just put some 2 sided
tape on the bottonm or something heavy inside with the cotton balls.
Good luck and be patient
The recipe I gave works to kill the entire nest and from what I have read
that can be up to100 feet from where you see the ants in and around your
home. My son had large ants all over his porch about 10 days ago and he
put out the bait and now there gone and apparently the bait isn't harmful to
animals or childen. Anyone that thinks ants are just a nuisance hasn't seen
the damage Carpenter ants can do if left unchecked.
Carpenter ants have become a big problem in Ontario
I am fortunate enough to have the tiny ants. I do see carpenter ants
occasionally but this is definitely a small ant problem. I am definitely
going to try the recipe. I'd love to minimize these little buggers. I also
have a termite inspection every two years...since I am paranoid about it. So
far, so good.
damp/rotted wood, the damage is already done
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.