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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  • Two or three of your annual summer visitors have invaded your kitchen. Those ants are looking for sugar. Give them some pepper instead. Cayenne pepper sprinkled in spots where the ants are looking, such as along the backs of your countertops or on your baseboards, will tell them that no sugar is ahead.
  • If you find the ants’ home colony a little too close to yours and it is causing them to relocate to your kitchen, cayenne pepper can help get rid of it. Pour the pepper down the ant hole and say so long to ants. See more uses for Pepper.

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