How do you get rid of an ant problem?

Ants. Love ’em or hate ’em, they are absolutely everywhere right now. They are in my kitchen. They’re in my shower. They’re in my car, and I can’t throw a mint wrapper in the trash can at work without being swarmed by the little black jerk-o’s.

I’m not in the love ’em camp (is anyone?), so I need to get rid of them. The problem is, I’m not too keen on spraying a bunch of poison all over the house, or outside the house for that matter. I have dogs.

A quick google search turned up every crazy voodoo remedy you could think of from planting a lot of mint around your house, to drawing a line in chalk across the area where they come in, to bowls of beer, to red chili powder, to, well, you name it.

What I want to know is, does the Flyer community have any tips? How do you get rid of them? Should I really be leaving bowls of maple syrup out to trap them, or spraying apple cider vinegar all over my kitchen?

What do you guys do when you get invaded by those crawly little freaks?