How to Kill Ants with Grits

Check-out this reader’s advice for getting read of ants without the use of harsh chemicals or granules. It’s as easy as making grits.

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

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

4/16/2019 5:46:59 PM

And before I knew it, the ants were gone. The only thing I did differently was to sprinkle dry grits around the floor of my small greenhouse. As far as I could see, they just ignored the grits. But a year or so later and they are gone, gone, gone. Now, what do I do with all the grits I have leftover? Why, I feed the dry grits to my 3 red wiggler bins, mixed with some dry oatmeal. They love it and it does NOT make them explode.

7/25/2018 8:04:07 AM

Okpkpkp - You should not cook the grits. Just sprinkle dry grits around the ant hills. Good luck!!

2/2/2018 12:34:36 AM

I was flaming weeds on my patio yesterday and noticed zillions of ants running wild. I think I'll get grits tomorrow. Do the like them runny or...?

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