It’s the rainy season right now, wait no I live in Washington it is always rainy season here! Ants are something that gets flushed out often here and come invading into our house. It is a constant battle it seems but it there are several different tips on How to Get Rid of Ants in Your Home. (I have included links to some great products that I have bought on my own to make my journey easier. You can buy them too through my online sales links.)
Now, most places spring and summer season often means ant season as well. Those little pests really can make themselves at home in your home and don’t want to leave without a fight. The good news is that there are some things you can use to get rid of ants in your home. Many of them are common products or easy enough to use around the house to prevent ants.
Easy Way To Get Rid Of Ants:
Boric Acid- Boric acid is one of the most common ingredients to control ants in the home. It is often used because of the fact it is all-natural. Combine one cup of hot water, ½ cup of sugar and 2 tablespoons of boric acid. Take some cotton balls, soak them in the mixture and place them around your home where you notice ant trails.
Chili powder- Chili powder is another ant repellent that is natural. Sprinkle some powder where you notice ants and it will clear them up.
Apple Cider Vinegar- Apple cider vinegar is great for getting rid of ants in your home. Take a spray bottle, fill it with half warm water and half apple cider vinegar. Spray the solution around your home that are problem areas for ants. Vinegar has a natural chemical that will alter the ants’ scent and they will avoid this area.
Destroy The Colonies- Set out toxic ant baits around your home. The ants will take the toxic bait back to their colony and share it with the other ants. This will ultimately kill them. You may want to start out with ant baits that are liquid first. If you still see ants after a week or two, replace the liquid baits with solid baits. I slide these under my stove and my fridge often to make sure it keeps the ants at bay.
Insecticide Entry Points- Once you finally get rid of the ants, you want to make sure that they won’t be coming back. Start by spraying insecticide all around the windows and doors of your home. Then, seal up any holes where the ants may have been entering from. Be sure to use an insecticide that has ingredients such as deltamethrin, permethrin or bifenthrin. You also want to be sure you spray at least a 4-5 inch band around the doors and windows. When this spray dries, it leaves a film that will stop ants from coming inside.
How do you prevent and get rid of ants in your home?