7 Tricks To Eliminate Anthills In Your Yard

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Boiling Water Method

Pour boiling water into the anthill to kill ants and disrupt tunnels; repeat for full eradication; avoid on grass.

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White Vinegar Solution

Mix equal parts white vinegar and water; pour into anthill to interfere with ants' scent trails; acts as a natural repellent.

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Insecticide Treatment

Spot-treat anthills with insecticides like Sevin; follow instructions for liquid or granular application; effective but use caution.

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Diatomaceous Earth Application

Sprinkle non-toxic diatomaceous earth to scratch ants' exoskeletons; absorbs into ants, causing dehydration and death.

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Borax-Sugar DIY Pesticide

Combine Borax and sugar; place near anthill; ants carry mixture to colony, disrupting metabolism and causing death.

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Pre-made Ant Baits

Use pre-made ant baits with sweet liquid; ants carry bait to colony, allowing slow-acting ingredients to take effect.

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Trash Bag Sauna Hack

Cover anthill with a trash bag; use weights to raise heat inside anthill, making it inhospitable; may cause ants to relocate.