Having ant problem? Don’t go back you surely are on the right website. It’s not easy to come to a decision which of the mentioned ways will actually help you to get rid of ants. In this article, I am going to mention some of the ways which are surely going to be helpful in eliminating ants.
Before you start with any remedy always keep your house or kitchen clean. Ants tend to arrive in places where they find food. No food no ants. When you have cleaned your counters wipe them with a solution of vinegar and water. For better efficiency repeat this few times a day. Vinegar will help because ants don’t happen to be fond of vinegar. It also helps in eradicating the smell of food trails.
If you are aware of the place where the ants are entering, and then dust the place with baby powder or better called as chalk. Although some studies have linked chalk to cancer but they happen to be best ant repellent. Quite easy to get rid of ants, no?
Apart from talcum powder and vinegar, you may use Borax. Got unused jelly in your fridge? Perfect. Add an equal amount of borax and jelly or any syrup. Place it in any place where you think ants can easily find it. Borax is like a poison to ants, it destroys their digestive system eventually resulting in death.
What about your garden? Relax; it’s easy to get rid of ants using this, then any of the above methods. All you need are coffee grounds. Spread them in the garden and around your house. The smell of coffee keeps ants away and together with them cats too.
Herbs and spices have been used since ancient times for one thing or the other and quite often they prove to be more successful then advanced methods when it comes to side effects. Find cinnamon, mint, chili pepper, black pepper, cayenne pepper, cloves or garlic – whichever you can get your hand on. Take a few and sprinkle it around the house; under the stove; behind the fridge; under hot water tanks; near drainage pipes. Above mentioned herbs and spices, work in similar way coffee groundwork. The strong scent given off by them, fend off ants. You can even try using cucumber or citrus peels, which happen to be toxic to the fungi that are prey to ants and thus would be avoided by ants.