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How to Get Rid of Ants on Carpet

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📅 March 21, 2022

⏱️2 min read

Carpet fibres do not attract ants. However, whatever lies on your carpet can easily attract them. It could be food particles, sugar or smell. Thus, to stop or prevent ant infestation, always ensure your carpet is vacuumed regularly.

Here are home remedies to effectively remove ants from your carpet.


Vacuuming is the most efficient technique to remove ants on carpet.

Vacuum sanctions all the ants and food particles from the carpet. Dispose the collected items in the garbage.

Also, you can shake the carpet. Carefully take the carpet outside (not close to the house and shake it thoroughly). Alternatively, place it on a hanging line and use a stick or a large broom to hit it until everything comes off.

Baking Soda

Mix equal amounts of sugar and baking soda in a bowl. But measure according to the size of infestation.

Sprinkle the blend on your carpet to cover the entire carpet and let it sit for about 30 minutes. Always ensure kids and pets are not around.

Sugar in this mixture will attract ants to eat. But the baking soda will blot an ant’s stomach. Blotting of the ant’s stomach will cause the ants to explode and dye.

Vacuum your carpet to eliminate everything.

Borax and Diatomaceous Earth

This works the same way as baking soda.

Use a blend of the two properties in powder form and sprinkle over your carpet. But remember to mix equal parts depending on the amount of infestation.

Let the mixture sit on the carpet for a while.

Vacuum your rug thoroughly after the ants are dead.

Raid Ants Baits

It attracts ants and they carry the baits to their nests. The bait eliminates all ants on your carpet and even those in their nests. Moreover, customer reviews are great. Homeowners who have used it say it kills a colony of ants in one use.

Ants Baits

Ortho Home Defence Insect Killer for Indoor & Perimeter

Spray this product on your carpet to kills all ants. Connect the wand to the tank and spray it on your carpet. It does not smell when applying it. Also, this product is child and pet friendly.

Ortho Home Defence Insect Killer for Indoor & Perimeter2


You should get rid of ants of your carpet as soon as you notice them. Failure to do so can result to damage on your carpet. Because ants cut the fibres.

Remember that ants bite and you should always be careful around them.

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