An ant problem is frustrating, to say the least. You want to get rid of the little invading marchers - stat! But how? You don't want to take any chances with your family's health and are understandably reluctant to call in an exterminator.
Thankfully, there are less-toxic remedies to get rid of ants when you have children and pets at home that don't involve big-gun pesticides. These non-toxic pest-control methods can help solve an ant problem while keeping your family safe from harsh chemicals.
To create an ant-stopping solution, mix 3 tablespoons peppermint soap bar shavings and 16 ounces of water. Spray peppermint soap shavings mixed in water from a squirt bottle directly on the little marchers.
Wipe up any lingering incentive for followers by removing all traces of the ants with damp paper towels.
The most significant pest control plus here is that boric acid baits are also effective at eliminating the ringleader: the scout. (That's the one leading the pack to your food and water.)