elminate-ants-diy-and-exterWe’ve got ants. A lot of them.

Holy frick! These mother-lovers multiply so freaking quickly, it makes my head spin.

I went near our organized pantry tonight to grab a snack a healthy treat and saw a bunch of ants marching one by one. Ummm…NO! I hate bugs especially if there are a lot of them. I get all psycho when a bug comes near me. In my house…crazy pants are ON! I’m going to kill these suckers and get rid of their nest. No way will they take over the inside of my house.

Sure, there’s probably sticky apple juice somewhere on the floor that I’ve missed or a leftover chip tucked in a corner but that’s not enough to bring the outside in.

After doing a little research on Pinterest for DIY ant killers and some looking around online, I found some quick and easy tricks.

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Just grab your grinder or average black pepper shaker and shake it where you see ants.

You can even put some near their entry point.

Avoid the “in the house” part altogether. (Source: Small Notebook)

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If you have pets or kids, skip this step. If not, mix some bleach with water.

Make a light solution and fill cracks and crevices.

If you have carpet or, really, anything nice – skip this. So, really, this isn’t a great idea.

 

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Eliminate from the nest. Boil them out. It’s a free solution.

Pour it into the anthill. Do this multiple times. Seems easy. I haven’t tried it.DIY Ant Killer & Exterminator Recommendation | organized CHAOS online

1 cup of water

2 cups of sugar

2T of Borax

Mix and get rid of the ants. (Source: Crafterhours)DIY Ant Killer & Exterminator Recommendation | organized CHAOS online

Ants don’t like strong scents.

You can make your house smell good and deter ants by placing cinnamon sticks

in your pantry (eh-hem, note to me), doorways, kitchen, closets, drawers, etc.DIY Ant Killer & Exterminator Recommendation | organized CHAOS online

Cloves work the same way cinnamon sticks do. They are fragrant and ants no-likey.

(Source: Small Notebook)

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I seriously love the smell of eucalyptus. I think I was supposed to be a koala. Gah, that sounds so stupid.

Place this in the doorways, near a window, etc to deter the ants. They don’t like the smell of this,Β  either.DIY Ant Killer & Exterminator Recommendation | organized CHAOS online

Same deal as the cinnamon, cloves and eucalyptus. Mint is fragrant.

How great would it be to have this planted at your front door?

Your guests would think your house smelled soooo good! Ants not so much.

DIY Ant Killer & Exterminator Recommendation | organized CHAOS onlineI was chatting with an exterminator in my neighborhood (yeah, I really know how to have a good time) and he was telling me that, at his house, he uses DuPont Advion. He recommended purchasing it on Amazon (LINK HERE). Mint, cinnamon, eucalyptus and borax is fine and good but I’m going to gel these suckers OUT OF MY HOUSE!

I had to share while I’m obsessing over getting rid of ants. No bug (big or small) will take over my house. I live in the south so it feels like a losing battle. Bless my hearrrrrt.

Comment below with your recommendations.

Have you tried any of these or do you have BETTER ideas?

tawsha connell