Ants always become an issue for any families to get rid from the house. Therefore, following a few simple methods that will help you eliminate ants really fast.
You often hear people pointing this tip and saying that ants will not cross the chalk line to enter your home. So do you believe it?
Chalk powders contain substances that can break down the pheromones (scent markers to mark the path or communication signs) of ants. So when you draw a chalk line or pour a line of chalk powder around the infested ant area, they won’t be able to find your way in and won’t get in.
2. White vinegar
White vinegar is a safe, natural solution that helps ward off ants. Like chalk, vinegar not only destroys ants’ pheromones but also damages their sense of smell.
You only need to spray a diluted vinegar mixture on a moving colony or the infested ant area. They will be separated from the scent marks, and immediately the ants will wander around without direction.
To repel ants, you should focus on spraying the diluted vinegar directly on areas such as doors, windows, or wherever ants often appear. To maintain an effective eradicating method for ants, you need to spray daily because diluted vinegar is very volatile.
3. Lemon essential oil
Many people who cannot tolerate the smell of vinegar can still use citrus and lemon scents, both fragrant and effective. Mix a few tablespoons of lemon juice with water, then pour the mixture into a spray bottle and spray it where you see the ants.
That is also the use of citrus and orange scents to break traces of ant scent and make them scattered and disoriented. Besides, to keep spraying liquid to keep them away, you can prevent them from invading by slicing lemons in half and rubbing on areas you want to avoid.
4. Black pepper
The smell of pepper will also break their signs of food and communication. So if you sprinkle some black pepper on the ant’s route, you will quickly see it dissolve. Also, sprinkle black pepper on their nests to disperse the entire ant.
The scent of peppermint interferes with the ant’s ability to communicate, making them unable to recognize each other’s pheromones. The cent may disturb or distract them.
You only need to dilute peppermint oil with water in the ratio of 10 drops of peppermint to 200ml of water and spray this solution on the main areas such as window sills, door frames where they often pass or spray directly on the flock ants which are moving. You can grow this plant around your home to help prevent ants and other pests and the space of the house will always be minted with fresh mint.
6. Corn Flour
If the ants are damaging too much, you can use cornstarch to control the ants.
Ants can eat cornstarch and be considered a good source of food, but they cannot digest cornstarch, and eventually, they die after eating cornstarch. Although cornmeal doesn’t kill the ants right away, it will work if you use this method. Cornstarch is both cheap and environmentally friendly, it can be a long-term and safe choice in your home.
Garlic is one of the familiar spices for every home that can help you repel ants. Just peel a few cloves of fresh garlic and place them near where the ants appear. The smell of garlic will scare away ants and keep your home away from home. When the garlic clove dries out, you will replace a new one to maintain the long-term ant repelling.
8. Dish washing liquid
Mix 1 part dish washing liquid with 2 parts water into the bottle, shake thoroughly to dissolve the solution completely then spray the mixture on them. When the ants are suffocated, we wipe off the ants with a wet cloth and keep the spray for later. You can use this method to kill the cockroach.
Apply a kerosene rag to the corner area, the ant nest, and along the ant’s path to make the ants no longer appear.
10. Chalk powder
Sprinkle a little powder on ants or on their way can help repel ants because Chalk powder contains substances that make the ability to smell and communicate the ants are lost. They will wander and cannot find their way into your area.
11. Baking soda powder
Sprinkle baking soda powder on areas where ants appear or on the way they pass. Or you can mix baking soda powder with sugar in equal proportions, along with a little dry yeast. Ants smell the sugar will crawl to eat baking soda powder, swelling in flour will cause their stomachs to bloom and die.
You don’t need to look for specialized tapes to kill ants. Only the usual double-sided tape can be used. You only need to use tape to form a fence around items or food that you do not want to be attacked by ants. If the ants are crawling through the tape, they will get stuck there, and you need to remove the old tape and replace the new one. Very simple.
Using cinnamon essential oil in the area of doors, windows, and floors, can also repel ants and make the house fragrant. Also, the cinnamon powder can effectively repel ants thanks to its scent. Ants are often irritated to those foods that have a strong smell, so they will try to leave.
The substances in coffee make ants expanded, and they die in place when eaten. So you can use coffee grounds, coffee water to make an effective material to control ants. Pouring coffee grounds or coffee water into ant nests or other areas where ants appear will be a quick and effective way to control ants.
Although salt can not kill the ants, salt also has the effect of repelling ants exceptionally effectively. A tip for you is to spread salt on the walls of the windows, doors, or places where the ants pass to prevent the entry of ants.
16. Orange peel
Orange peel is also an effective material to kill ants no less than orange juice and other essential oils. You need to put orange peel and warm water in a blender, make a puree, and then spread on the door areas or places you do not want to appear.
17. Wheat Flour
Put some flour in the ant’s path, around the pantry or where ants can attack. This flour will block their advance, preventing them from crawling and turning away.
This is the way that older people used to prevent and control ants in the house. The ants crawling into the food cabinets, dining tables make us very uncomfortable right. You can avoid this by placing table legs in plastic containers or pots, bowls, and containers filled with water. When the ants crawl into the water, they will get in the way or fall into the water and die.
19. Specialized anticide
Currently, on the market, there are many types of ant repellents, but to find out which is safe and effective, many people have to think and think again. Therefore, when selecting, it should be noted the product origin, expiry date, product code, instructions for use, and packaging intact. Besides, users must follow instructions on the product to ensure safety and environmental sanitation.
Using baits and decoys to kill ants is a method commonly used by insect extermination centres. Usually, they will mix the food that ants like with the biocides, then the ants that eat and release the nests will kill the whole nest without much effort from us.
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