Ants have been really bad this year across the Gallatin Valley. I like ants! I mean, I don't want them in my pants or anything, but I'm cool with them if they leave me alone. However, the pesky little insects always seem to want to come into the house.

If you've got ants and don't want them, here's a few ideas on how you can get rid of them:

Borax & Sugar

Combine half borax and half confectioners sugar, mix and put on a jar lid or shallow dishes. They bring it back to their ant 'hood and they all die. Sounds like a good natural way to get rid of ants.

Ace Ant, Roach, and Spider Killer

This is a nuclear option that, according to those who've used it, is very effective.

Bug Bombs

Again, another nuclear option. And while you can't enter the room for a few hours (or days, just in case) it kills everything that crawls including spiders and other creepy crawlies.

Diatomaceous Earth

Pour along the crack and on the stack of ants. It’s non-toxic and they also carry it into the nest.

Ketchup & Ajax

Combine ketchup & Ajax into a squirt bottle. Apply it around the edges of the inside of your home. According to those who have tried it, it works really well.

If you've got another option that's worked for you, let us know. Email me at

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