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What works to get rid of large black ants on my concrete steps

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What works to get rid of large black ants on my concrete steps and walkway outside?
There are a number of things you can do.

You can spray the areas with a mixture of three parts water and one part vinegar. This will keep the ants off. But you need to do this regularly.

For a stronger effect, get an insecticide that contains bifenthrin, permethrin, or deltamethrin. Spray it on these areas. The ants wont venture on to the sprayed areas even after the solution has dried.

For a permanent solution, you have to find the nest and destroy it. Follo the ant trail back and locate the nest and spray the nest with insecticide. You have to spray completely so that the entire nest is destroyed. This will give you a permanent solution.

Hope this shows you the way forward.

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