07 Oct 2019

How to get rid of ants around the home

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If you have a plague of ants in your home then here are some tips that may help.

Ants are mainly attracted to two things. Water and food. Most times when we see bad ant problems there is normally a moisture problem.

Places like the kitchen can have both problems. Leaking taps, dishwashers and even the pipes in the walls. All it takes is a tiny leak and there will be enough moisture for the ants to thrive.

Combine this moisture with food crumbs, sugar crystals and sweet liquids then you will see them march along bench tops and cupboards.

What can we do about ant problems?

Well a quick google search will generally bring up these options-

  1. Kill the ant trail if you see one. …
  2. Soak a sponge in soapy water or cleaner, then wipe away the ants. …
  3. Make your own apple cider vinegar solution to kill the trail naturally. …
  4. Vacuum up the ants if there are too many to wipe up. …
  5. Use a commercial bait trap to easily kill the entire colony.
  6. Pour soapy water into the anthill for a safe solution. …
  7. Spray boric acid onto the nests to kill them within a few days. …
  8. Sprinkle diatomaceous earth around the anthill to dry out the infestation. …
  9. Make a repellent spray with orange peels and vinegar to steer ants away.

Generally these are very basic ways to repel or eradicate ants. If you have a large ant problem then these tips may not work. You could also go to your local hardware or supermarket to get some DIY products to remove and deter the ants around your home.

Trouble is that one of the most important ways to get rid of ants around your home isn’t the products that you use. Its the knowledge on how ants live, breed and forage that is the best way to get rid of ants.

You need to identity what sort of ant that is the problem. What this particular ant feeds on and how they build there nests. There are also to types of insecticide that can be used on ants.

ant treatments

Repellent and non repellent.

You will need to know which type to apply and where for treatments to be successful.

For the easiest way to get rid of ants around the home is to hire a professional pest controller. These guys deal with pest problems on a daily basis and can get your ant problems under control in no time at all.

River City Carpet Cleaning & Pest Control Ipswich

Phone 0422 176312

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