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) and

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You don’t need insecticides or ant traps to ant-proof your kitchen. Just give it the lemon treatment. First squirt some lemon juice on door thresholds and windowsills. Then squeeze lemon juice into any holes or cracks where the ants are getting in. Finally, scatter small slices of lemon peel around the outdoor entrance. The ants will get the message that they aren’t welcome. Lemons are also effective against roaches and fleas: Simply mix the juice of 4 lemons (along with the rinds) with 1/2 gallon (2 liters) water and wash your floors with it; then watch the fleas and roaches flee. They hate the smell. See more uses for Lemons.

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