Get Rid of Ants without Harming Pets Get Rid of Ants without Harming Pets

Ants can be a real nuisance. It becomes even more of a problem getting rid of ants when you have pets in your home and garden, since you are limited to using products that will not harm your pets. It is, however, possible to remove ants from your home as naturally as possible without harming your furred friends. Following are some home based remedies to help eliminate ants and yet are totally safe for your pets:

Cornmeal

Put cornmeal around the anthills and where ants are usually seen. They will eat the cornmeal and die because the cornmeal will expand in their stomachs.

Water and Vinegar Solution

Fill a spray bottle with water and vinegar and spay the ants directly or in their anthills. Ants don’t like vinegar and it is harmless for your pets.

Eucalyptus Oil

Spray the ants with eucalyptus oil. It is another harmless product for your pets yet ants don’t like it.

Mint

Grow mint in your garden. Not only will it have a lovely fragrance but ants will avoid your garden because they don’t like the smell of mint.

Use Terro

Terro is borax mixed with sugar water. Sprinkle some Terro drops over the ants. It might take a day or two but once the ants take this sticky substance to the anthill, all of the ants will consume it and die. And the best thing is that Terro is harmless for your pets.

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