If your home is full of ants, you may be looking for an alternative way to get rid of them without resorting to chemical pest control methods. Whether you don’t approve of poison options, or you are simply looking for a way to get rid of ants without killing them outright, here are some great natural tips to help you do just that.
An excellent solution to your ant problem: mix in equal parts warm water and white vinegar, and wipe down the entrance surfaces of your home (including windows) with the stuff. If you think they are getting in from any other way, try to rinse that down with the mixture too, as it will deter ants from coming in. You will have to re-apply this solution at regular intervals.
Due to the fact that ants get trapped in the chalk dust and covered in it (making them uncomfortable), they don’t like to go through lines of it. So, make a thick line of chalk around your doorways and windows if you wish, and this will keep ants outside your home. That being said, you may find that you have to combine this idea with another one to make it completely effective.
A well known fact is that pests of all kinds (including mice and rats) hate the smell of peppermint oil. Therefore, if you are looking to try an alternative to the vinegar scrub, look at this as this option. Drip around 20 drops of peppermint essential oil into a sprayer full of fresh water and spray it along your door frames and window frames. The fragrance will smell nice to you, but it will send ants and other pests scurrying away in a hurry. Remember to re-apply this at regular intervals.
Place a mixture of honey and water on a disposable plate or bowl, and place it away from your home. The ants will be so attracted to it that they won’t need to bother coming into your home anymore.
These are just a few of the many options that are out there to help you get rid of ants and other pests naturally. The key is to find one or two that work for you and use them regularly to see if they are beneficial in your home. You may have to combine a few of them if you have an infestation. If nothing works, and the infestation is persistent, then call in the professionals before the situation escalates.