Borax is the most common ingredient in house ant control products. It is natural. Mix 1 cup of warm water with cup of sugar, and 2 tablespoons of Borax. Then, soak cotton balls in the Borax mixture and place them near any ant trails in your home.
Dog Pond - Place a plastic kiddie pool in the ground. It'd be easy to clean and looks nicer than having it above ground. Big dogs can't chew it up or drag it around. This is obviously more fancy than a plastic kiddie pool underground, good idea thou
Mosquito trap - Cut the top off a 2 liter bottle. Invert the cone and place it inside the straight part of the bottle. Add 1 tsp yeast and cup sugar to some luke warm water, and pour the mixture into the bottle. Mosquitoes are attracted to it
Alternative Gardning: DIY Ant Killer a cup of warm water, cup sugar, and 2 tablespoons of Borax. Just mix the ingredients together until dissolved, soak a cotton ball with the solution, and place in the line of ants. It totally works!