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Does anyone have any suggestions for outside ant killers? They're just regular black ants. We've tried an Ortho ant killer, Sevin Dust ant killer, Clorox (someone suggested it and promised it would work). These are stubborn ants - nothing is working for them. :( I'd really love for my kiddos to be able to play outside without getting bites all over them.
 

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I would not use any sort of poison. Your Lab will get it on their feet, then lick their feet.

I've heard that cornmeal is good, they take it back to the nest but can't digest it so they starve - or something to that effect.
 

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My mom has recommended Bengal, but I haven't used it. I use the ortho max spray and spray the house perimeter with it if we start seeing ants. Never really tried it on an actual ant hill, though. Borax mixed with honey will kill them but it might also attract other bugs.
 

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I would not use any sort of poison. Your Lab will get it on their feet, then lick their feet.

I've heard that cornmeal is good, they take it back to the nest but can't digest it so they starve - or something to that effect.

This is for the front yard. They don't go into the front yard so the dogs really aren't a concern. They either go to the car or are on a leash and go on the driveway to the road. :) We don't seem to have as bad of a problem with ants in the backyard for some reason...
 

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I'll give all these ideas a try until I find one that works. :D Thanks. Now it just needs to stop raining so I can use them! lol
 

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If you do a search for a recipe for ant killer made from Borax and sugar and water. I've done it and it works. You would have to place some small containers of it, like maybe in behind plants. I've heard that spraying vinegar often helps too.
 

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Good topic...I have a couple of ant hills that I have been battling for awhile. I seem to destroy one and they move and start all over again! errrr...
 

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Put a few drops of Ant_B-Gon somwhere pout of reach of the dogs, but near where you see the ants. (keep dogs in while it is out). It i loke crack, they come, eat it, take it back to the colont to share and they all die.

The hardset part is leaving them alone while they "eat". We get ants inside every year, and I put a piece of wax paper down with a drop of this and they come running from wherever they are hiding. It only takes a day, but man, is it hard to not squash them. *shudder*
 

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I've heard diatomaceous earth works, never used it though.
 
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