DIY Ant Control

Ants can become a headache-inducing nuisance for many homeowners. Due to their extensive colony network, locating and exterminating them is usually difficult. Luckily, there are many home remedies that work. These remedies are excellent forms of ant control.

  • Homeowners should place slices of cucumber or cucumber peels in areas highly trafficked by ants.
  • Homeowners can also leave mint leaves, mint cloves, or mint tea bags in areas where ants are active during the day. Not only do mints drive away ants, but emit a wonderful aroma.
  • Monitor where the ants travel after they find a food source. Make a barrier to the colony entrance by placing a deterrent in front of the entry way. Some good deterrents include citrus oil, coffee grounds, lemon, juice, cayenne pepper, and cinnamon.
  • You can also you the potent strength of garlic to ward off ants.
  • Ants do not welcome irregular light patterns. Leave a low wattage light on in spots of heavy ant activity during the night to disturb ant movements.
  • By mixing on liter of water, one cup of sugar, and one teaspoon of Borax, you can make a deadly ant poison. Saturate some cotton balls in this potent liquid. These cotton balls shall be placed in recycled yogurt containers. Poke small holes in the top of the lids. It will allow ants easy access into the trap. Put these containers in areas heavily trafficked by ants. The ants will eat up this bait without restraint and bring it back to the hive. Menacingly, the poison will spread in the colony and annihilate all the ants. Keep in mind, you should keep this compound away from children and pets.

Not all solutions will work for everyone; pick one that will be most helpful to you. Like any DIY project, patience is a real virtue.  Don’t expect immediate results. Check out more ant control topics at the pest control site.


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