A couple of weeks back my friend, thanks Eileen, mentioned that you can pour boiling water down an ant hill and that it will kill all the ants. I was really hoping that it was true because I really prefer not to use anything toxic(for humans, pets, and wanted wild-life), especially since my kids are always out playing right next to where I would be trying to kill the ants. Anyway, I gave it a shot this week and was astounded at the results. So much so, that our ant problem was even worse than I realized.
I thought that maybe we had a few hundred ants, but by pouring boiling water down their hole several times, it was revealed to me that we had thousands and thousands of ants living in that one “hill” alone. It’s a wonder that our house wasn’t totally infested there were so many of them. How did I know that there were so many, you may ask? Keep reading and I’ll show you.
I started out by boiling water in MY AWESOME KETTLE on the stove for about 15 minutes. I wanted to make sure it was boiling pretty good before I started. You really don’t need to see a picture of the kettle on the stove :). I poured the water along the various holes.
I’m so glad that I found out about this non-toxic method to take care of the ant problem. I’m going to keep doing it once a day until there are no longer ant carcasses all over the patio after I do it. That’s really the best way to know that I got them all or at least the majority. Anyway, make sure to share this super-cool tip with anyone else that may find it helpful. Oh, and be careful not to burn yourself!!!~Sarah
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