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

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

Suggestions from listeners:
Complete compiled list of recommendations from the hosts, listeners and Rosie on the House exterminations partners.

  • 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

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)

Reader's Digest article with 13 common items for ant control.

http://www.rd.com/home/cleaning-organizing/13-common-items-for-getting-rid-of-ants/

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.