Need Advice on Getting Ants Out of my Home

Hey everybody.

Apologies in advance if there are any typos. Currently typing on my phone.

So recently my parents and I have been dealing with black ants for the past week or so and I finally decided to come on here and ask for some advice.

Initially, it started with me finding a trail of about 15+ ants in the kitchen pantry. My mom and I cleaned everything out, killed them, wiped it down, and so far we haven't had any issues in that pantry. However, my mom mentioned to me that she found a small trail in the living room coming out of a small hole in the wall near the ground that has been there for years after some house renovation. She then found some more coming out a small crack in the wall next to our windowsill and, after that, another trail going into her bathroom. She's treated the areas with some sprays and Borax mixed with honey and we haven't really seen any more ants in those certain areas.

Afterwards, though, I've been finding small trails of ants again in the kitchen around the coffee machine. I always kill them and wipe them down and they leave for awhile before coming back. They left for a day or two but then I found another small trail in the hallway pantry. Again, my mom and I cleaned it out, killed them, and wiped everything down. We even sprayed everything in there and put down sone Borax. We occasionally find some in there (about 2 or 3) but so far there hasn't been a big trail.

Currently we keep finding ants on the kitchen counter by the coffee machine and we keep killing them and treating the area but they keep coming back.

I also have been find lone ants in random places like the hallway and sometimes my bathroom which is by an exterior wall.

We've bought Raid Ant Traps and have sprayed around. My mom has even made a dew homemade traps of water bottles containing a mixture of honey, Borax, and sugar that she leaves around. There hasn't been AS many from what I've seen but I have no idea if it's working.

Also, I looked around in our backyard and found a giant trail of ants somewhat aimlessly wandering between the edges of the concrete that makes up our patio and to the garden beside the garage at the back of the house. Last night I sprayed down the giant trail with insecticide and it isn't as big as it once was, but we still found about 10 ants on the kitchen counter again.

Honestly, I'm kinda being pushed to my limit and these ants are stressing me out. Do any of you have any idea how to get rid of these ants? Any feedback is deeply appreciated.

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