Ants are fascinating creatures and are capable of doing many things, even causing terrible damages to your Winston-Salem, NC home. There are many different species of ants but the ones found in and around your home are the carpenter ants, pavement ants and the odorous house ants. If you want to get them out of your house for good make sure you call your local exterminator for help. You can try out these home remedies in the mean time.
The one thing all these species have in common is the fact that they can cause a lot of damage to your home and they can bite you, which can be painful.
In general to get rid of ants, just make sure your house is kept clean, containers containing sweet things like sugar, honey and syrup are kept in tightly locked containers and that leftovers are disposed of properly.
Other natural home remedy tips on how to get rid of ants from your home includes the following:
White Vinegar: the strong smell of vinegar is quite effective and is something ants don’t like as it masks their scent trails. To do this, mix equal parts of vinegar and water, add small essential oil, mix properly and pour in a spray bottle, through which you can then apply it at their entry points. This mixture can also be used in cleaning the house to increase its effects.
Borax: borax is effective and really good at getting rid of ants. Mix the borax with sugar in a ratio of 1:3 and add water to get a consistency like syrup and put this mixture all over the place where you find the ants. But be careful, borax is quite dangerous and you don’t want it near your pets and children.
Use pesticides: pesticides are also an effective way to get rid of ants and they can be found in most stores near you and also remember that it can also be harmful so be careful with how you use it.
These tips will help you reduce and eliminate these annoying pest from your home and with ants, you don’t want to waste any time. To make sure they are gone for good you could hire a professional to get rid of them.