How to Get Rid Of Ants | Arizona Pest Control
How to get rid of ants naturally. Here is Arizona we have a lot of ants almost everywhere. Some might even see them creep into inside their homes (that’s when you know you have a problem that needs a professional service for sure!). Ants like any other insect have their purpose in our world, so just like with any other insect I would recommend that you follow our belief.
If you are in their world let them be, you are the intruder. But if they intrude your world, protect yourself first.
Here is a little useful background information on them before we get to the part where you learn how to get rid of ants the natural way.
These ants will eat almost anything, including insects, grease, seeds, honeydew, honey, bread, meats, nuts and cheese.
- Eliminate standing water. Pests, such as ants, mosquitoes, and termites, are attracted to moisture.
- Keep tree branches and other plants cut back from the house. Sometimes pests use these branches to get into your home.
- Make sure that there are no cracks or little openings around the bottom of your house. Sometimes pests use these to get into your home.
- Make sure that firewood and building materials are not stored next to your home. Pests like to build nests in stacks of wood.
Consider Ignoring The Ant Colony Instead
Although ants are frustrating when they get into your home or when you’re having a picnic, ants do help the environment. They are social insects, which means they live in large colonies or groups. Depending on the species, ant colonies can consist of millions of ants. Before you call any of us professional exterminators, consider the location of the ant colony and their purpose – Why are they there? Is there a source of ‘human food’ dropped or are they possibly feeding and thriving from insect carcasses.
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How to get rid of ants naturally
This first one is simple! Borax is super toxic to ants and helps you rid them from your house and garden. Ants are attracted to it and, when ingested, it ultimately kills them. Although this is simple, it is only temporary. Remember that ants get there for a reason, and is often not enough to scare them and kill them because a new batch will be born and take over the old one. Also not efficient to use in a yard.
2. Ground Cinnamon To Kill Ants
Cinnamon is an effective household ant repellent. Its smell discourages ants from entering your house and scrounging in your kitchen.
According to a 2014 study published in the International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications, cinnamon essential oil yields positive results in both repellency and insecticidal activity.
- Add ¼ to ½ teaspoon of cinnamon essential oil in a cup of water. Soak a cotton ball in this solution and wipe down the areas where ants may enter and dwell. Repeat once daily until all the ants are gone.
- You can also put ground cinnamon and whole cloves near entry points.
Note: Use the cinnamon oil spray strategically in places of ant infestation; do not put it all over the place. (this is an expensive alternative and again very very short lived)
3. Use White Vinegar To Kill or Rid of Ants
Ants cannot bear its strong smell and scare them if not choke them. In addition, the smell masks their scent trails, making them lose their sense of direction. This is a good thing, but it lack scent can also delay the extermination of these ants because they scatter scared and makes it harder to track them an hour or two later and see how many have actually stopped being it. Vinegar is relatively cheap and useful for a quick solution if your planning to have a party or picnic that very moment.
- Mix equal parts of white vinegar and water.
- Pour the solution into a spray bottle.
- Add a few drops of any essential oil and shake the bottle thoroughly.
- Spray this solution around baseboards and other entry points.
- After an hour, wipe up the ants using a damp paper towel and discard them.
- Repeat once daily until the ants are completely gone.
According to Honest Maids of Litchfield, Arizona You can also use this vinegar solution to clean floors, windowsills, and countertops to prevent ants from crawling over these surfaces.
If you are in a hurry to get rid of ants in your property you might not want to run to the store and buy bulks of household ingredients that may or may not try with certain ants. Instead, give someone like me a call and let us take care of them. Is a cheap and convenient alternative while helping a local neighbor and business going.
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