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Getting Rid of Ants with Corn MealGetting Rid of Ants Naturally with Corn Meal

Ants, they get into everything.  Just when you think you have them out of your house, they find new and inventive ways to get back in.  What we need is ideas on what they like and don’t like.  Among the things that ants like is cornmeal.  They enjoy the aroma and taste – but their stomach does not appreciate it at all.  They can’t completely digest cornmeal or grits and eventually die from starvation as the fiber builds up in their digestive systems.  So follow these three easy steps to making you ant problem a thing of the past.

How do I get rid of Ants tip 1Buying your cornmeal. When looking for your cornmeal, any kind will do.  Try and find a brand that is plain cornmeal and is cheap – nothing fancy required.  Make sure if you grab cornmeal out of your cupboard, however, that it is fresh.  Even ants have standards.

Get Rid of Ants tip 2Set the bait. Go around and find all the areas that the ants are getting into your house.  Next, grab a sheet of tin foil and cut a 2-inch square for every place the ants are getting in.  Create a tiny lip around the edge of the tin foil squares, pour about an ounce worth of cornmeal in, and place each one next to the ant’s entry point.

Get Rid of Ants tip 3Repeat, repeat, repeat.  The ants, in an effort to feed the colony, will bring the cornmeal back and share it with their friends.  So this is not a quick process.  But it does work.  Change the cornmeal out every two days, as it does get stale.  In about one to two weeks you should see decreased activity and success!

For more on how to get rid of ants naturally click here, and on identifying ant species, click here.

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