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You may not think that a pot of boiling water can work magic, but it can. In this case, a pot of boiling water can cause ants to do a disappearing act working as one of the all natural remedies for getting rid of ants. Ants can be annoying little creatures, and once they've moved in on your territory, it can be difficult to make them go away. Once ants have found a source of food, they like to keep on taking from it until it's all gone, or, if someone comes along and completely deters them from their path. These natural remedies for ants comes to us from Real Clear, from one of the trending videos they've shared on their website. The original video is one of Household Hacker's trending videos from YouTube, and with over 5 million views, it seems like a pretty safe bet when looking for natural remedies for clearing up your ant problem. Household Hacker shares this and many other simple life hacks and cleaning tips through their YouTube channel with over 4.5 million subscribers. You can learn a bunch of simple life hacks to use around the home, for making food and for personal use as well.

The reason ants are so hard to get rid of is because they create a pathway with pheromones that tell the other ants where to go. They are very smart to leave this scent trail behind so that their friends can find the path to the source of food even if they end up getting killed at the source. You can also implement natural home remedies that will get rid of their hill, which will kill them all flat out. You can choose from these 7 natural remedies for getting rid of ants to take care of any problems you may be experiencing with these little guys. You could even try more than one just to make sure you get the job done. Here are a few of the natural home remedies from the video.

1. Use boiling water to get rid of the ants. Fill a large pot with water and bring it to a boil, then add two tablespoons of cayenne pepper. You can also use white vinegar if you don't have any cayenne pepper. Once it's come to a boil and all of the cayenne pepper is dissolved, just take it outside and slowly pour it into the holes of the ant hills. This will kill any ants on contact, solving the problem once and for all.

2. If you're enjoying a picknick at a picknick table use four metal pie plates or other containers that are big enough to fit under the table legs. Put a pan under each of the four picnic table legs and fill them with water. This will stop the ants from climbing the table legs and into your food.

3. Make your own safe, chemical free ant traps. Mix three parts sugar with one part Borax and add enough water to make a syrup. Pour mixture into your small plastic containers that you won't mind throwing away. Then cover the containers with the plastic container lid and poke holes big enough for the ants to fit through into the lids. Borax acts as the poison and the sugar is what will attract the ants to feed on it and then take it back to their colony which will kill all of the other ants.

That's just a few of the simple life hacks and natural remedies for getting rid of ants. Be sure to try them out and see how they work for you.***

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