I can not stand ants~ give me snakes, give me spiders, anything but ants! OK here's my dilema~ I have been organic gardening, and now raising chickens~ I do not use any chemicals or pesticides around the house. I research all the homes remedies for all the nuisance pests but the only one that has me stumped are these darn ants!! I tried the grits method... sprinkle it down around their little tunnels and I watch them move it inside the hole and I think they took the bait!! Well this method basically they eat the grit and the moment they drink water they expand and pop So anywho... the next day I go back out and I set the sprinklers to on, to encourage their thirst. Then I go back out later and what do I find..... them moving the grits back out of their holes Seriously!!! I've dumped jalepeno juice on them, boiling water on them, coffee grinds (cause supposedly they find the smell repulsive ) Nothing.... I repeat nothing really works Does anyone have any other non-chemical methods that I could possibly try because I haven't quite exhausted myself yet What about DE Food grade will it kill them? And there are so many variety of ants I see to this year... the weee little red and/or black ants, then these red fire ants, and the really obnoctious wanna move in all your pots black ants!! I'm not infested but if I don't start figuring out a way to kill these ants I'm afraid of what it will be like in 2 more months.