home remedies for ants

Can Preventative Home Remedies Keep Ants Out?

Ants are a common problem to many people. Although the common remedies used to get rid of them include the use of chemicals, you can safely and effectively get rid of ants by deploying preventive home remedies. These remedies are much less effective than professional treatments, but in some cases, a small ant problem can be taken care of easily.

Home remedies are easy to make and safe for the environment, your pets, and children as they do not contain chemicals. Ants can attack your house throughout the year and can stay in different locations such as on the building foundation, debris, stones, under pavement slabs, and in lawns among other areas.

The major reason why they invade homes is in search of food and since they are small, they can easily gain access to your home through small crevices and cracks around the windows, doors, and foundation. They usually feed on pet food, live and dead insects, and almost anything humans eat. The ants that invade your house are only workers and thus, killing them will not be an effective measure to get rid of the problem as other workers will still be sent. The effective way to get rid of the problem is by eliminating the queen. There are several natural ways you can use to kill and deter ants from getting to your home.

The use of boiling water is one of the most effective ways to get rid of the ants’ colony. To effectively use this remedy, you should boil at least one gallon of water and pour it into the mounds directly every day until all the ants are exterminated. You can also deter ants from your home by using vinegar to clean your home. Cleaning your home surface with a solution of water and white distilled vinegar will deter the ants as they do not like the smell of the vinegar. Vinegar will also remove the scent of trails that attract ants into your home. Other homemade remedies that will help you get rid of ants include lemon juice, peppermint oil, and coffee grounds. Most pest problems should be dealt with by professionals. Call The Exterminators for effective treatments against carpenter ants, pavement ants, citronella ants, and pharaoh ants. Call: 647-496-2211