I don't know if this really works, but rather than use poison around your family or pets, try mixing this up:
4 ounces of cherry or grape jelly in 3 tablespoons of canned cat food and 1 tablespoon of boric acid.
Place small amounts of the mixture in any location that ants frequent. The ant that finds the food will take it to their queen and the colony will be eliminated.
I termite can live up to age 50!!