How to Kill Ants with Grits

You can demolish entire anthills just by leaving the ants a sprinkle of grits, the common breakfast food.

| April/May 2015

How to Kill Ants with Grits

If a nearby anthill is causing you anxiety, here’s a simple solution for eliminating ants.

Photo by Fotolia/Gabriele Maltinti

If anthills are located where they cause problems, feed the ants grits. That’s right — grits, the breakfast food. Sprinkle some dry grits around the anthill. The ants will eat the grits, drink some water, and then swell up and explode.

You’ll see results in as little as 24 hours, and entire anthills will be gone in days. Trust me; you really can kill ants with grits! 

Mitchell Whisler
Twin Lake, Michigan

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