WFMW - Die Ants! Die!
Oh Addie - How I wish I had this information a year ago, just for you...
To get rid of ants:
Put small piles of cornmeal where you see ants. They eat it, take it "home" and can't digest it so it kills them. It may take a week or so, especially if it rains, but it works, and you don't have the worry about pets or small children being harmed.
Simple, cheap and chemical free.
Head over to Shannon's for really great ideas, even if hers is a repeat...