16 Ways to Get Rid of Ants

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Ants. They’re a problem we have almost every year. This summer we had a very minor infestation, that we easily solved with some water and paper towels and a few squirts of Seventh Generation Surface Cleaner. But sometimes you need way more firepower ….

Reader’s Digest has a list of 16 Common Items to Get Rid of Ants. We’re amazed and relieved by the number of options (all nontoxic).

We haven’t tried most of them: chalk, lemons, petroleum jelly, vinegar, etc.

Check out the list. Have you tried any of these strategies? Which works best?

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