How to Kill Ants





Introduction: How to Kill Ants

Many people can't figure out how to get rid of those pesky little ants. If you're one of these people, this is for you.

Step 1: Obvious and Not So Obvious

Now, if you are trying to get rid of ants that are indoors, call the exterminator or buy some of those cheap little traps. This instructable is on how to kill outdoor ants.

My first way can be somewhat expensive, but very effective GASOLINE. If you pour some gasoline on ant hills they will quickly die. But money doesn't grow on trees (maybe someday) so the next few steps are much more cost efficient.

Do NOT attempt gasoline method in dry conditions. I am not responsible for what you do.

Step 2: Boiling Water

I find that the best way is to pour some boiling hot water (be careful) on ant hills. They go crazy and you will soon have more for the kill. You can sometimes destroy many ants with this method, but it's really great to do before putting store-bought poision on them.

Step 3: Alternate Methods

There are more ways to kill ants, some of which involve little kids, bb guns, paintballs, shotguns, waterguns, fire, chemicals, and steel toe boots. There are many methods of killing ants that you can do with these items. Please be careful with this step because although they may be fun, they can be dangerous, so handle with care. OR you can be fairly average and buy some ant poision.
But, we are trying to find easy and cost-efficient methods. Please be smart and realize there are a lot more ideas out there. Hopefully this just jogged your memory to think up some real creative idea. Be safe.



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    I think these steps are ridiculous! Are you serious!? If you pour vinegar on a ant mound they die! Pour it in the ground too; it not only kills them but wont harm the plants or earth! Just saying

    Some people make me sick eg people that torture and kill any living creature and call it fun

    right, i bet you never slapped a mosquito or a gnat. troll

    Only someone unfamiliar with fire ants would feel sorry for the little ....s. They kill more humans and animals by a long shot than poisonous snakes and put many humans in the hospital. Their bite is very painful.

    what if the animal killed your entire family.

    why not pour some black powder down the hill then light it and run, or maybe a firecracker. Either way, you show blow those ants to hell.

    Im in TX. Lots of ants of many varieties. After much thought, boiling water seemed reasonable and has worked for years and it doesn't matter if the ground is wet or not. I boiled pot after pot with two of them going at once took about 4 pots per ant hill, i got great results. Millions of dead ants millions of eggs and the Queen and also huge eggs which might have been the next Queen egg. Since April so deep and so wide they were coming up several feet around the nest but I got them too. The next morning I what out to check on them and all I saw were a few surviving worker ants carrying out the dead aunt and eggs. Hey got the Queen and I also got the queen ant eggs huge. I'm going to have to do this again for another day or two but I'm sure my got a good majority of them and will feel a little safer when watering my lawn or when my animals go in the yard.

    Here's another thing.

    Spray the whole mound with ant spray.


    Don't try it if the toxins can go into a nearby water supply.

    why would you kill ants when they are outside, after all its their natural habitat and gasaline is a little dangerous if you drop a burning match on it!!!

    Going to tey the molten aluminum method. Seemd to kill all and you get a nice momento from it.