Free, Organic - Ant Killer that Works - Kim Barber, Century 21, Puerto Penasco, Rocky Point, Mexico

Real Estate Agent with Realty Executives

     I know it's late in the season, but I was just reminded of a great way to deal with ants.  A few years ago we'd bought a home that had been sitting empty awhile.  There were numerous ant hills on the property.  I tried various poisons with mixed results.

    One day, gardening, I'd had enough.  We'd been recently talking about the advantages of pouring boiling water down drains, and somehow I got the idea to try it on ants.

     I boiled up a couple of big pots of water and poured them both, one after the other, directly on the anthill.  Well it worked like a charm and in an afternoon I was able to just about eradicate all the ants on the property.

     Ok, it's not free, but so close to free, and completely organic, and it works!  So do the world a favor and give it a try.

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Comments (5)

Yvette Chisholm
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. - Rockville, MD
Associate Broker - Rockville, MD 301-758-9500

Boiling water is a good weed killer too.   I hate to think about killing the ants even if they are pests.

Sep 26, 2010 05:02 AM
Richard Shuman
The Only B.S. I Have is from the University of Massachusetts - Lake Mary, FL
Real Estate Broker - Orlando Area - Love Referrals

Kim - great idea - i have a lot of animals on my property and wouldn't want to poisen them!

Sep 26, 2010 05:03 AM
Brenda Archambault
The Real Estate Investment Institute - Houston, TX

I have always had good luck with getting rid of ants using pain corn meal, not sure how it works but it does get rid of them, but I sure real remember the boiling water too.

Sep 26, 2010 05:08 AM
Kim Barber
Realty Executives - Phoenix, AZ

Thanks for the comments.  Yvette, sounds like you should just keep your ants, no one says you HAVE to kill them.  Richard, you're right, it won't poison the other anmials, or the world!  And Brenda, I've never heard of using cornmeal, but there are places where it's nearly impossible to pour water, sounds like cornmeal might be just the ticket in those cases.  Thanks all.

Sep 26, 2010 05:20 AM
Jenny Durling
L.A. Property Solutions - Los Angeles, CA
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I've never heard of killing ants with boiling water- will have to give that a try. I've never heard of cornmeal for that purpse either!

Sep 26, 2010 05:41 AM

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