One of the biggest annoyances you can experience in your home is an ant infestation. Seeing ants crawling around in your kitchen or elsewhere in your house can be frustrating and can make you just want to clean and clean again. However, this will not completely rid your home of the ants infesting it. Get to know some of the things you can do to deal with the ants in your home. Then, you can be sure you are rid of them once and for all.
Try Using Borax
Borax is a household substance that is highly toxic to ants. Small amounts can make a big difference in dealing with an ant infestation, but you need to make the borax appealing to the ants. Use a mixture of powdered sugar and borax to entice the ants in your home.
You can use small bottlecaps filled with the borax and powdered sugar mixture (try to use three parts powdered sugar and one part borax) and place them near areas where you have seen ants in your home. The ants will then carry the borax as well as the sugar back to their colony to be eaten by the entire colony. This will then kill most or all of the ants in the colony infesting your home.
Spray Vinegar in Ant-Infested Areas
Vinegar is another common household item that can be used to help with your ant problem. While vinegar will not kill the ants in your home, it can deter them. Spray distilled white vinegar in areas in which you have noticed ants in your home, particularly along any paths or trails they follow.
It is best to let the vinegar dry on those surfaces, but you can wipe it away clean as well. The smell of the vinegar will wipe away the ants' known trails and will also serve to keep them away from those areas. Using vinegar along doorways and windows can also help keep ants from entering your home through those areas.
Invest in Professional Treatments
Sometimes, no matter what home remedies you try or how clean you try to keep your kitchen, you simply cannot seem to keep ants out of your home. In such cases, it is a good idea to invest in professional ant treatments and prevention techniques.
Regularly treating for ants can help to get rid of any stragglers left behind as well as prevent new colonies from setting up shop in your home. Professional treatments are more effective than simply setting traps or spraying for ants yourself and can help to keep your home as ant-free as possible.
Now that you know some of the things you can do about ants in your home, you can be sure you get started as soon as possible. Contact an ant control service today to learn more.Share
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