Many have problems with ants in their home and this may be deterred by stopping the problem where it begins, the Ant Hills!
In this post, we will go over how to take care of the ants by applying DE to the Ant Hills. This works well for all ant types even fire ants and carpenter.

Things To Gather:

  • Broomstick (Metal, Plastic, Wood)
  • 2 Liter Bottle of Club Soda
  • 1 Cup Diatomaceous Earth (Crawling Insect Control)
  • Few Sticks or Flags To Mark Ant Hills or Areas Where Ant Hills are Present

Steps to Control Ant Hills Using Diatomaceous Earth Crawling Insect Control:

  1. Firstly, gather needed supplies, mark off ant hills or areas of any hills using some sticks or colored flags.
  2. Secondly, mix 1 cup of Diatomaceous Earth (Crawling Insect Control) with 2 liters of club soda until well blended.  *You may have to stir again to be sure the product has not settled to the bottom of the container
  3. Thirdly, take a broomstick and stick into the center of the hole of the ant hill and push down about 6 inches.  Next, you want to twist and bend that broomstick all around while still in the ground.  What this does, is breaks apart the queen’s chamber and causes the workers to scramble to try and fix the chamber or make a new one for her to move too quickly
  4. Lastly, remove broomstick and immediately after, slowly pour the solution you just mixed up into the hole you created.  The club soda will help to break up more the chambers and expose more of the ants and QUEEN to the diatomaceous earth.

Works very well with any kind of ant especially fire and carpenter in the southern states.  Carpenter and sugar ants have smaller mounds and we recommend a smaller stick to break it up.  For example the end of a wooden stirring spoon or end of a spatula.