Fighting Ants with Just a Few Ingredients

Ever since we disturbed the hangout of the ants in our yard by putting in a screened-in porch, we have had ants show up in our kitchen (closest to the spot they were in our yard) from time to time.  We have tried all kinds of things, but mostly lots of exterminator visits.

However, the last time they arrived, I battled them with a much cheaper method.  And, funnily enough, they were gone in just about the same amount of time as when we had exterminators come.  Go figure!

You can visit my post at The Happy Housewife to see how we got rid of ants with just three simple ingredients.

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Angie Kauffman
Angie, a domestically challenged nerd and mom of three very fun kids, is the founder of Real Life at Home.  Angie also listens to music every chance she gets, writes eBookspodcastsloves Pinterestdocuments the little moments in life on Instagram, and occasionally sleeps.


  1. says

    Thanks Angie! I’ve been severely challenged with ants lately…they’re everywhere..they even get into my kettle and our purified water system!! Arrggh!! Heading over to read it now and very grateful for your good advice…especially love that its a cheaper method lol!

    God bless!

  2. says

    Oh my gosh, exterminators are so expensive nowdays. how the heck can it cost THAT much to spray sme solution in the corners lol? Anyway, as you say there are much cheaper methods that are just as effective, it just boils down to how much effort you are willing to put in it:)