I made my own borax traps, but the little fuckers just laugh at them. I even bought traps from the store which do the exact same shit as borax traps, but that just makes them take a vacation and doesn't eradicate the colony.
I'm on the second floor and I have a cat, so I have no way to find their hive or use anything super toxic. I'm literally throwing my spice rack at them, working my way up the alphabet until I find something they hate.
have you tried... wait for it... bug spray?
also clean your kitchen better if you have a source of food they will keep coming back. clean your house good then spray around areas you seen them before... they wont return to that area
also, train your cat to kill ants.
Once you have ants bad, you're pretty much stuck with them if you're lazy.
Clean your kitchen/house spotless. No dirty clothes. No anything. The ants will still be scouting. Put your cats food on a table with the legs in bowls of water. Litter box too if possible.
Then gotta leave that shit out they carry to the queen and do not put out any kill on spot poison. (Seven dust or borax or whatever). Kick open any beds you do see outside and sprinkle it in the ruins too.
You want them bitches to get back safe and sound with that shit to their momma.
Eventually the bed(s) will die, but it will take a while.
Then you foam your perimeter and keep your shit clean.
>Terro works really well. Have never had it not work.
Put it near an existing trail and watch the genocide happen in just a few days.
>oh look it's this thread for the 39557560823th time
1. Clean up the ants you can see if they're in the way, otherwise leave them alone
2. Get bait that's intended for the ants to take back to the nest with them
3. Put the bait out right in their path
4. Come back the next day, ants are all gone, problem solved
It's as easy as that. Never fails. Forget all the other shit-tier advice you'll get, this is what works 100% of the time.
Deltamethrin. It is in several products, just Google it. I use pic related. 1oz or so per gallon of water, spray it with a squirt bottle or pump sprayer for indoors or out.
This stuff kills just about every bug there is, and is safe for pussies and puddin'heads after it is dry.
Stop killing them.
You have watch them when they're active. They will make a trail. The trails run between home and food. Track them back to their home and seal it. DO NOT KILL THE FUCKING ANTS THEY WILL LEAD YOU BACK TO THE NEST. The ones who are caught outside will find alternate routes to the nest. Follow them and seal that entrance too. Keep doing that and the ants will die. If you kill the ants you see, you will never get rid of the problem.
Glue tiny RFID chips to as many ants as you can.
Use some sort of boosted signal finder to find where their nest is
Pour liquid lead down that sucker or any other liquid agent of death and destruction
???? (maybe dig up and sell the anthill metal cast?)
Ants dont just come into your house for nothing.
I never understood why people actually ADMIT to having an ant problem. They're telling everyone that they keep a disgustingly filthy house.
I would have no hesitation wagering good amounts of money, like my entire 401k valued at $240 thousand that you have never pulled out the stove and fridge and cleaned out underneath them.
Get rid of the food that the ants are coming for and you won't have fucking ants.
the little black ants have huge colonies, you're better off using advion gel bait. kill the colony not just the ones walking around
The single best and cheapest ant bait is a home made terro alternative.
The recipe my grandmother has used forever in her garden is:
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup water
1/3 cup corn syrup
1 tablespoon borax
Put everything in a small sauce pan and combine over low heat until the borax is completely dissolved.
Whenever I've used it at my dad's I just put it in a small metal cap from a baby food jar in the path of the ants. They'll swarm it and after two days they'll disappear.
Kitchen ants (the little ones) are searching for grease/oil or possibly a sucrose substance. Seal all containers, and clean every possible surface that might have grease on it. If there is nothing for them to take away, they won't hang around.
Borax as an ant killer is for idiots who are too afraid of a chemical that is used in vaginal suppositories. Boric acid and sugar are what most of these liquid ant baits are so do that.
If your traps aren't working it's because they have another food source. You have to clean up thoroughly to remove their sources of food.
After that they will still come inside because they have scent trails laid down and will follow them even if they can't find anything to eat. So you give them something to eat: borax traps. Put them down in the evening, ants are most active in their foraging at night. Because Borax is a slow acting poison it will take a couple days to fully wipe them out. They take some of the bait back to the colony and it gradually kills off the whole nest.
The next step is prevention. I use white vinegar. It wipes out scent trails and puts up a powerful odor barrier that ants can't stand. Vinegar is in general a pretty good natural alternative to bleach so there's no issues using it to scrub counters, floors, or pouring it down the drain to help kill food odors there.
Also: if you can try to see how they get in and then buy some indoor/outdoor long-lasting Raid spray to put down a barrier around windows and doors or wherever you see them getting in.
Just spring for the poison they bring back to the nest. It works.
I run a student dorm, the kitchens are disgusting and the building old and cracked, but I can keep it ant free with the proper poison.
Terro2 ant bait uses borax at 5.4% concentration, not boric acid. Many highly successful baits use borax while many others use boric acid.
A study of .5% and 1% solutions of three types of sweet boron insecticides were all equally effective at killing ants. The time to death for 50% of the and study population was on average 1.2 and 2.3 days for the 1% and 0.5% boron concentrations respectively across all three compounds.
Got any studies to the contrary?
>it's like $3
Sorry. I forgot im talking to a bunch of neets who never do their own laundry and only eat frozen dinners.
>go out and make a special trip to buy 1 ounce of sugar water and borax for $3 from walmart
>dont be a neet and mix the stuff from your laundry cabinet and pantry and get 16 ounces for pennies
>the stuff from your laundry cabinet and pantry
I'm sorry, my laundry cabinet doesn't have borax in it, because it's under my sink and not on the far side of a time-warp leading to 1928.
Mash them manually
One by one
Smear their corpses around all the places where you can see they come from. They release pheromones when in danger, and when the scents tell them DEATH DEATH DEATH, they will avoid the area
Oh, and consider changing the location of your cat's food bowl, especially if you use wet food
And make sure to keep your cabinets closed and don't leave strong-smelling foods around where they can get to it.
Another option is to buy a tube of silikone, and simply seal every single crack you can find. My grandma once did this when her kitchen was litterally invaded by a swarm of ants. It worked.