Quick Answer: How Do I Get Rid Of Ants On My Kitchen Counter??

Fill a plastic spray bottle with 1 capful of liquid hand soap and water.

Shake the bottle to let the soap and water mix together.

Then spray the mixture on ants whenever you see them in your kitchen.

Wait about 5 minutes to wipe up, because ants are a lot easier to clean off your counters once they stop moving.

How do I get rid of big black ants in my kitchen?

Try a boric acid bait.

  • Buy boric acid at a garden supply store.
  • Mix with powdered sugar, in a ratio of about 1/3 sugar to 2/3 boric acid.
  • Fill bottle caps with the mixture. Set down around the area where you observe the ants.
  • When they return it to the nest, it will kill the ants in the nest.

How do you get rid of black ants in the house?

Pour equal parts water and white vinegar into a spray bottle. Then spray it on anthills and around areas where you see the insects. Ants hate the smell of vinegar. It won’t take long for them to move on to better-smelling quarters.

What attracts black ants in the house?

Little black ants typically nest in woodwork or masonry but sometimes come indoors and they are known to nest in the soil and under yard debris. Inside the house, little black ant infestation is usually the result of improper food storage.

Photo in the article by “The British Landscape Club” https://www.britishlandscape.org/reading-the-landscape/files/category-human-landscapes.htm