There are many home remedies for pest control. Cleaning products, boric acid, lemon juice, cinnamon, peppermint, boiling water, chalk, baking soda, vinegar, to name only a few. In the end, you can kill Ants with just about anything, but unless you destroy the entire colony you will not stop them. If you want an Ant free home with lasting results you will need the assistance of a professional.