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You can eliminate ants naturally with our tips and tricks below. As the weather warms up, you may find yourself invaded with the little critters with nowhere to turn. Just follow our guide below for all natural solutions that you may have on hand in your home already. Our ideas will help you deal with an infestation plus keep them out of your home in the future.
You can start by eliminating the infestation! Kill any ants that have found their way into your home with Borax. It is a great natural solution that is effective and inexpensive. You will need to follow this recipe to mix the Borax with sugar. Ants need the sugar portion to attract them to the bait and the Borax portion to take back to the nest to kill more of the colony. CAUTION: Be sure to keep this mixture out of the reach of pets and children, as it is harmful if swallowed.
Try following the ants back to their nest and getting rid of the problem at the source. Destroy ants in their home with a gallon of boiling water that is mixed with ¼ cup of dish liquid. Poured onto the nest to destroy the colony. You can try mixing the water with salt instead to make a strong salt solution. Once again you will need to pour onto the nest to kill the ants. If neither of these methods work, try pouring apple cider vinegar directly onto the nest area. Try these methods several times over a few days to get the entire colony. CAUTION: these methods will also kill the grass on the nest and in the surrounding area.
Now that you have killed those ants that are invading your home, you will want to take measures to make your home look less attractive to the pests. You will need to keep surfaces and floors clean and dry foods in airtight containers. Be sure to empty the garbage regularly and clean any items before placing them in a recycling bin. There are also several natural repellents that you can try in and around your home to eliminate ants naturally. Try spreading one or more of these solutions around windows, doors, holes, baseboards and more:
- Ground black pepper
- Bay leaves
- Whole cloves
- Red chili powder
- Red pepper flakes
You can also deter ants from entering your home with essential oils. These all natural oils are perfect for use in any environment. Try swabbing peppermint, lavender or eucalyptus around any entrance points. You can also mix up a peppermint ant deterrent spray. This is an effective way to keep those ants outdoors where they belong. You can click here to check out our guide to buying essential oils one at a time and at a great price.
You can eliminate ants naturally in and around your home with our ideas. Try one or more of these ideas for getting rid of the pests and keeping them out of your home for good! If the ants have found their way into your home, give a few of these tips a try and be sure to report back what worked for you!
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