13 Common Items for Getting Rid of Ants

From adhesive tape to vinegar, these 13 common items will tackle your ant problem and help you get rid of ants for good.

From Extraordinary Uses for Ordinary Things (Reader's Digest Association Books)

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When it’s ant season (often in the spring), these sneaky critters can march into your home and never leave. But with these simple tricks that use common household items like tape, vinegar, lemons, chalk, water, and more, you can protect your kitchen, doors, windows, patio and anywhere else ants like to crawl. You might need to try various solutions to get rid of ants throughout the house, but hopefully one of these tricks will work for you.

Adhesive Tape

Is an army of ants marching toward the cookie jar on your countertop or some sweet prize in your pantry? Create a “moat” around the object by surrounding it with adhesive tape placed sticky side up. See more uses for Adhesive Tape.

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