In my research I found that there are literally thousands of ways to control and kill ants. However, only a handful of methods that are really effective. If you have ever watched ants at work they resemble a well-organize military unit. They appear to be well trained locators of food and water. Ants are very tenacious and when there is any food or water to be located they will find it. 12,000 species of ants exist in the world with over 200 species in California alone.
The life expectancy of ant is only 45-60 days. An ant brain has about 250,000 brain cells. The human brain has 10,000 million brain cells, but a colony of 40,000 ants has the same brain capacity as a human.
When it rains you will see fewer ants running around. In dry weather ants will multiply very quickly.
You can give the queen heartburn with this mixture:
3½ Ounces of Strawberry jam (any sweet jam will do)
1 ½ Tablespoons of wet, canned cat food (cheap brand)
1 Tablespoon of boric acid
This concoction is a treat for ants and the workers will bring the treat to their queen. The queen gets excited and quickly gobbles up the goody and within a few hours dies of heartburn. Make sure this treat is out of reach of children and animals. If ingested by children and animals, it will make them very sick. But, it doesn’t take very much to eliminate the queen.
10 ways that will you get rid of ants
Here’s a killer Ant Ambrosia
4-5 tbsp of cornmeal
3 tbsp of bacon grease
3 tbsp of baking powder
3 packages of baker’s yeast
Mix the cornmeal and bacon grease into a paste, then add the baking powder and yeast. Dab the gooey mix on the sides of jar lids, and set them near the anthills. The pesky critters will love it to death!