How to get rid of ants
When ants start to attack your food or when they start making their presence known to you in your kitchen, it is time for you to learn how to get rid of ants. Fortunately, you won’t have to call in a pest control company right away because there are some simple ways to effectively get rid of them once and for all. Here is a look at you can get rid of ants.
Use duct tape
A simple but effective solution is for you to make a sort of moat around any object that is infested with ants. Just surround the area with some duct tape with the sticky side facing up. As soon as an ant steps on the tape, it will get stuck and you can then remove it easily and with minimum fuss.
Use a baster
There are times when ants make their anthills in your home. At such times, you will need to use another simple and effective solution to get rid of them. Simply get a baster and blow tiny amounts of powder into corners that are hard to reach and also do the same with deep voids. Just make sure your children and pets are not able to reach the boric acid, which is toxic and dangerous for them.
Chalk is an effective solution
Did you know that you can use chalk to get rid of ants? All you need to do is take a chalk piece and draw a line at the places where ants are likely to get into your home. Chalk contains calcium carbonate that repels ants. To get best results, you need to scatter some chalk powder around your garden plants and in this way, you can repel and get rid of them.
A less dangerous option
Whereas pest control companies may use dangerous pesticides to get rid of ants, you can achieve the same results by using to something less dangerous. Just use some flour and sprinkle it along the shelves of your pantry and in any place where ants can be seen entering. Flour is known to repel ants who will not try to cross the line.
Sometimes, ants can become a nuisance and will invade your yard or patio. At such times, you need to use a simple solution which is to make use of a flowerpot. Just place it upside down on top of the anthill and then pour boiling water through the hole in the pot. In this way, you can burn an entire anthill and get rid of them easily and effectively.
Instead of resorting to using pesticides to get rid of ants, you can achieve your goals by using lemon which pack a real punch as far as ants go. Simply squirt a bit of lemon juice on the door thresholds and also do the same with windowsills. At the same time, make sure you also apply some lemon juice on the holes and cracks through which ants get into your home. The last part of this treatment is to throw some lemon peel slices (small) around the entrance to your home. This will give the ants the message to stay away from your home.