Get Rid of Ants with Cornmeal

A lot of people are looking for home remedies to get rid of ants, which to me makes sense. Ants have been on this planet for at least as long as we have, so over the centuries the human race is bound to have a trick or two up its sleave. I'm sure a home remedy or two has been passed down through time to get rid of ants naturally and not use some potentially harmful chemical. Today I'm going to pass on one of those tricks to you: get rid of ants with cornmeal.

Yes, you read that right, cornmeal. Ants are often times characterized as hard workers, and they spend much of their time foraging for food. This is one of the reasons why they end up in your kitchen, or in any other room in your house especially if you leave food lying around. They are generally looking for food and will go as far as necessary at times to find it.

In order to get rid of the little ants that seem to be plaguing your yard or garden, we're going to spread cornmeal around the ant hill. This is doing a couple things here. We're giving ants the perfect food source by placing it in abundance near their ant hill. They will no longer need to forage beyond their ant hill because the food source is right there and available. When ants find food they release tiny chemicals that signal the other ants where to find food, i.e. right outside the front door. Simultaneously, when they bring it into the next and then proceed to eat the food, the ants' digestive system is unable to process the cornmeal when mixed with water causing their digestive tracks to rupture. Pop goes the ant, and it now becomes fertilizer for your lawn.

How's that for a nice tip to get rid of ants?