Ants are common home invaders which are hard to get rid off. When you leave food or food scraps anywhere in your house, it could attract one ant and one ant is just an ant but that one little soldier can send himself back to its camp to send more back up having the area swarming with more. If you don’t clean your place after eating or clearing your place from food scraps, you have just given the ants a reason to build a colony in your home and eventually will reproduce. In the warm weather, ants are more likely to come and invade our homes, so when the warm weather approaches it is better to be ready. But we’ve got you covered. We provide you the 10 genius ways to keep ants out of your home.
1. Make a trap
Traps are common techniques and strategies to exterminate other insects or pests.
One easy and genius trap for ants is a combination of boric acid, warm water, and the uttermost favorite feed of an ant which is the sugar. First get your trap arena, a plastic container or anything that could be covered and could make a hole at. Mix 1 cup of sugar 3 tablespoons of boric acid and 3 cups of warm water together, make sure to incorporate them all. Place it in your container and leave it in an area you think where the ant’s colony could be close at.
2. Use a chalk
It may seem so simple but it is truly a genius idea. It is a fact that ants won’t cross a chalk line.
Ants won’t cross a chalk line because it disrupts the ants’ pheromone trails causing it to avoid the powdery substance. Draw a chalk line in holes where you think ants come out or draw lines on pathways or door entrances going to your pantry or kitchen.
This little herb is best to spice up our meal, but it is also great to keep ants away.
Peel off a garlic or two and place them in the marching line of those little soldiers or near an ant hole. The tough scent of a garlic will create an invisible forcefield making ants avoid getting close to it.
4. Soap and water mixture
Mix in water and just a small amount of dishwashing liquid in a water bottle spray.
You can use this device to spray at those little soldiers covering their body with the chemicals to eventually kill it and in the same time will wash off their scent trail so the rest of the colony won’t know where to go and reach the food.
5. Baking soda
One of the most useful natural ingredient we use for other problems in our house.
It can also be useful to exterminate ants. Mix baking soda and sugar then place it near ant
holes or areas where ants are most likely to be. The baking soda disrupts the ant’s body chemistry causing them to die.
Vinegar disrupts the pheromone trails of the ants. Spray vinegar in doors, windows or places where ants could enter to block them from continuing. Ants also hate the scent of vinegar.
Ants will avoid areas that are scented with cinnamon. Put drops of cinnamon oil in places where ants are most likely to be. They will avoid the area since ants avoid the scent of a cinnamon.
8. Water Trap
If you are cooling a freshly baked pie or newly cooked meal, get a large bowl or pan put water and put your food in the middle of the water. This will keep the ant not going any further since the water will act as a barrier.
9. Cayenne pepper
Put some of that spice in ant holes or usual paths of ants. Ants don’t like spicy stuff it will cause them to avoid the area.
10. Coffee grounds
Spread coffee ground in ant holes or in foundations of your house. The powerful scent of the coffee disrupts the pheromone trails of ants causing them to get lost.
Ask help from a Professional Ant Exterminator
When things get out o control and you find your self having no time to get rid of these pesky ants, the best solution is to ask help from trusted and skilled workers. Jersey City Exterminators serve Jersey City, New Jersey and the surrounding areas. We have skilled, knowledgeable, and professional exterminators who knows every bits on how to get rid of ants - starting from their nests!