To get rid of ants, put small piles of cornmeal where you see ants. They eat it or take it home to the others. They can’t digest it so it kills them. It may take a week or so, especially if it rains, but it works and you don’t have the worry about pets or small children being harmed!
All Natural Peppermint Essential Oil Pest Spray -Combine 1 drop of Peppermint oil to every ounce of vinegar, spray around entries to house and perimeter of garden, vinegar kills plants so be careful. My Own Home