13 Common Items for Getting Rid of Ants | Reader's Digest

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)

Herbs and spices

Flour, sugar, and paprika can all fall prey to ants. Keep these cooking essentials safe by slipping a bay leaf inside your storage containers. If you’re concerned about the flour or sugar picking up a bay leaf flavor, tape the leaf to the inside of the canister lid. This trick works inside cabinets, too, where sachets of sage, bay, stick cinnamon, or whole cloves will smell pleasant while discouraging ants. See more uses for Spices.

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