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)

Chalk

Keep ants at bay by drawing a line around home entry points. The ants will be repelled by the calcium carbonate in the chalk, which is actually made up of ground-up and compressed shells of marine animals. Scatter powdered chalk around garden plants to repel ants and slugs. See more uses for Chalk.

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