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    Default Outside ants - driving me nuts!

    Whats the best way to get rid of them? They are taking over our backyard. We cant enjoy it properly as whenever we go out there they start crawling all over us.

    Tips please? We need them gone!

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    Default Outside ants - driving me nuts!

    Find the nest (or whatever it's called) and spray it, they're all coming from usually 1 spot.

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    We only have a small backyard and there is no nest that i can see, unless its in our neighbors yard?

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    Default Outside ants - driving me nuts!

    White vinegar sprayed works like a barrier. Ant sand works too.

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    Thanks, i never knew about vinegar i use it for everything inside the house. Is there anything that stuff cant do??

    With the ant sand do you put it down for a certain time then sweep it up?

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    Can you see a trail? They're coming from somewhere, the nest is usually a hole in the ground. Its hard to see but if you follow the pack you should see it. I once had to call a pest guy because I had a major problem once and he showed me how to find it and kill it for next time. Killing a few you see won't get rid of the problem unfortunately (if its a big problem that is)

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    Mortein ant sand, works wonders. Just sprinkle it on the nests and on their trail, they take it down inside the nests and it kills them all.

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    Default Outside ants - driving me nuts!

    100% Lemon essential oil. Also brilliant for keeping spiders off the line. At most chemists.

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    Default Outside ants - driving me nuts!

    As far as I understand with the ant sand you just leave it and they won't cross it! I've heard baby powder works like the ant sand too.

    I love white vinegar! If you happen to find the nest pour the white vinegar in it!

    White vinegar is good to kill weeds too.

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    Dont know about the ant sand with a toddler running around.....


 

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