Here are some herbal ideas to keep them away!
Ants are sensitive to bold odors and cannot stand the smell of herbs such as:
- Crushed mint leaves
- Ground Cinnimon
- Cayenne Pepper
- Fresh Garlic
- and Fresh Bay Leaves
If you really want to kill them off the "organic" way, then mix up a wicked batch of 1 part honey to 1 part boric acid. However, this mix is NOT good for pets or children. A safer way to kill these creepy crawlers is to mix up honey with baking yeast. The yeast will expand under the its extoskeleton and the ants will litterally pop!