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07/23/2013 03:26 pm ET Updated May 19, 2015

The Best Way To Get Rid Of Ants: Testing Conventional vs. DIY Pest Remedies (PHOTOS)

No one likes to admit they have an ant problem, but the issue is more common than you think -- at least in the summer. High outdoor temps mean that your nice, cool home becomes a YMCA for bugs.

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If you've had a few unsuccessful attempts at getting rid of ants, you're in luck. Last summer, we put a handful of common remedies to the test. Click through the slideshow below to see what worked... and what made the problem worse.

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Testing 8 Ways To Get Rid Of Ants
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Testing 8 Ways To Get Rid Of Ants

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