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

  • Anthill
    If a nearby anthill is causing you anxiety, here’s a simple solution for eliminating ants.
    Photo by Fotolia/Gabriele Maltinti

  • 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

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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