Getting rid of ants is oftentimes a joke, but the tiny guys keep coming. Ants come crawling into your home, and reach almost every bit of it. Warm weather makes it worse, and ants are all over the place. Insects can be really frustrating, and we’re all searching the right method. Well, we give you 7.
- Rinse soda cans
Yes, ants can catch that sweet aroma, and invade every can you leave open. Don’t just toss the cans in your bin. Make sure you rinse them first in order to get rid of the sticky liquid.
The same applies to other disposable containers that still have food bits. Let’s not forget that our garbage usually spends days in our yards before being disposed. So, wash your syrup bottles, juice boxes, jam jars, etc. Investing in an airtight, reusable container is a good idea, right? In this way you won’t tempt the ants.
- Picnic table moat
It already sounds fun. If you’re at a picnic, try creating a sort of line of defense to keep ants away from your food. Put four disposable containers (read: pie tins) under the legs of your table, and fill them with water. Ants will definitely skip these “pools.”
- Borax-sugar traps
Sodium borate is dangerous for kids and pets. Use it with caution if there are any kids or animals around. Combine Borax and sugar, and add just enough water to get a syrup-like consistency that will eventually become a paste. Ants won’t be able to resist it. Transfer the mixture into a container, poke any holes for an easy entry. The trap will do the job for you.
- Cayenne pepper
Cayenne is an excellent insect repellent, and all you have to do is sprinkle some of it around the entrances of your home or straight on the anthill or ant source. Of course, you have to find it first.
Vinegar doesn’t hurt ants, but it sure distorts their sense of smell. Ants who can’t smell well always go home. If you can’t locate the anthill, just spray an ant with some vinegar, and follow it to its home. There’s your source.
- Destroy the anthill
This may seem cruel, but getting rid of ants is a health-friendly act. Run a garden hose into the anthill or pour boiling water over it.
- Safeguard your home
Prevent future invasions. Remove any residues they may have left behind, and clean your house. Use a combination of vinegar and soap.
You see, getting rid of ants is easy. All you need is some vinegar and enough patience.
Source: Healthy Holistic Living