Safer Brand Diatomaceous Earth Powder, Ant, Crawling Insect, and Bed Bug Killer
For the best and safest ant killer there is, use Safer Brand Diatomaceous Earth Powder. It does not use any chemicals, is safe to use around kids and pets and it is even rated for use in organic gardens. It works because fossilized diatoms are ground up into a powder. To us, it feels like grit, but to an ant that walks over it, or ingests it, it is like being chopped up with razor blades. The ants die from moisture loss, due to the abrasive characteristics of the powder. Sprinkle it on known ant trackways, and although it won't kill the colony, it will eliminate any ants from entering your dwelling. It can be used indoors or out, but it works best in dry places.