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Chili Powder for Getting Rid of Ants

by Darcy Logan
Chili powder is a blend of ground chilies and other spices and herbs such as paprika, cumin, oregano, garlic powder and salt. A number of books and Internet sites make the claim that it can be used as an eco-friendly or natural method of keeping ants out of the home. But whether or not chili powder ...
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    How to repel ants with outdoor plants - must try this Summer!

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    Keep ants away from your delicate garden plants. Seriously needed this bout three months ago

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    Patricia Tonnesen, I'm not sure. I'd say it's worth a shot!

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    Patricia I heard that if you put a bowl of dish soap under a green night light that the fleas will be attracted to it and they will drown. Never tried it so I cannot really verify if it's true

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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 cant digest it so it kills them. It may take a week or so, especially if it rains, but it works and you dont have the worry about pets or small children being harmed!

The best way to get rid of ants - place cucumber peelings where you have the little pests overnight. eco-friendly, child and pet friendly and you dispose of them the next day. NO ANTS. this works