Written by Doris Donnerman (last updated May 1, 2012)
If you have a yard infested with ant hills, and the ants can't find enough food outside, so they've invaded your home forage for food, then perhaps it's time to kill the ants at their source; the colony. You can use borax and boric acid to kill ants very quickly. Keep in mind that both are toxic chemicals, however, and you should keep them far away from children and pets. Follow these simple guidelines to use borax and boric acid to kill ants where they live:
It may take several attempts to completely rid your yard and home of ants, since colonies sometimes live in the walls of a house. While one colony dies away, other colonies may have already generated. Persistence will be rewarded with an ant-free home and yard after a few rounds of treatment.
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