Have you seen colonies of ants trailing across your yard in Raleigh, NC? Ants can damage flowers and trees and can cause stinging bites. The following is a step by step guide on how you can easily get rid of them:
Find Their Nest
The ants that you see trailing across your yard are workers. Their job is to look for food and take it to the nest to feed the queen. These worker ants are your ticket to the nest. When you kill these worker ants, there is a high chance that there will be more colonies sent out in search of food and it will finally be difficult to find the queen who is responsible in laying eggs for future population.
Set insecticide bait that ants can carry to the nest and feed the queen who will eventually die and stop future populations.
Ants hate the strong pungent smell of peppermint. This is because the strong smell normally disrupts their smelling capability and hinders them from detecting food sources. Take a cup of water and add drops of peppermint oil. Spray the solution in all entryways and other infested areas twice daily and this will repel the ants.
The strong scent of lemon tends to mask the scent trails of ants. Pour some lemon juice on window sills, door thresholds and other possible entry points. You can also scatter slices of lemon peels around entry points and ants will be completely gone.
Cinnamon yields positive results in repelling ants. Take a cup of water and add a teaspoon of cinnamon. Wipe down the solutions on all possible entry points until all ants are gone.
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