Ants come inside your house because they’re attracted to your food. Food could also be used to repel ants as well. A good home made solution is spraying them with lemon or peppermint-flavored water. Below are more way of how to get rid of ants by using different traps and chemical insecticides.
Stop them from invading your home
The best way to get rid of a house pest is to prevent it from even considering your home an easy target. Hence, deterrence is a prime focus for every homeowner potentially susceptible to an ant invasion. Make sure you barricade your home properly. Ants are small, and they can fit into any crack through any part of the home. You won’t be able to see them all, but if you see a parade of ants then you’ll know you found your problem. Seal windows, doors and any cracks the ants crawl through caulk. Get some baby powder, or chalk powder, and sprinkle all around the home’s entrances and windows. Also if you want apply, vinegar in those areas as well.
Kill the trail
Find the ant trail, and wipe it off together with any ants on that trail. Then spray that trail, with soapy water, and then spray some vinegar on that trail to repel them from using that trail.
Kill the Scout
Scouts are the lonely ants you see on their own. If the scout detects any food source, then it will run back and inform the nest, to where they will send in their troops to collect the food source etc. So in order to stop this invasion from happening you will need to squish the scout ant. Usually alone, and roaming around. You can tell for sure who they are.
Follow the Trail
Might as well follow the trail, and find the ant nest. If you don’t want any more problems, then its time to kill off the ant nest.
If you can find the source, carefully dig the soil and pour several gallons of boiling water into the nest. That should take care of the entire colony.
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Flies may rule above, holding the title “Arguably the Most Annoying Air-Insect in the World.” For one thing, there’s practically an infinite number of flies that are existent around the globe. Insects surround us throughout our normal daily lives, both in mid-air and the ground. Respectively, there must be a ruler from below. Based on the population of this particular insect seemingly matching that of a fly’s, the ant takes the throne for ruling the ground. You recall those ant holes in your front or backyard, don’t you? Fortunately, ants are relatively easy to deal with.
Liquid ant bait requires minimal patience. While it doesn’t fulfills its purpose as fast as you may want it to, it’s designed to kill both the ant that takes the liquid bait and the colony. The way it works is an ant collects some of the liquid bait, returns to its colony, and shares with fellow ants. Liquid ant bait is technically time-released. It gives the ant enough time to return to its home and split the finding. One thing is certan; the source (colony) will be killed off.
Ants have a handful of entrances that lead to the inside of your home. They can enter through even a slight crack in the wall. Caulking an opening in the wall of any room will help keep ants out from invading your home. If it’s in your price range, then silicone caulk will be your prime choice. It doesn’t discolor and sticks exceptionally well. Regular caulk would work as well.
Besides being detected on the ground, ants can also be found climbing up and down trees. They can also be seen on leaves. Ants can actually use trees as a means of entering your home, if the trees are close enough. Remove this mode of transportation from them by cutting a portion of whichever branches are touching your home.
In addition to these tips on dealing with ants, take the same precautions as you would with flies:
– be sure to cover food fully at all times.
– clean up thoroughly after eating.
– take out the garbage regularly.
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