How to get rid of Ants using Home remedies

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Your home infected by Ants could be disastrous. They pile up on your food, cause itching and painful bites, ruin the decor of your house. The process of cleaning might take months if you don’t know the right tricks. There are countless number of methods which can help you to vanish them and most of these are available in your home only.

FACTS ABOUT ANTS:

   → They can lift up to 20 times of their own weight.

   → Some of them can swim.
   → They don’t have ears but listen vibrations on the ground through their feet.
   → Ants are longest living insects having up to 30 years of life span.
   → They have two stomachs, one to hold food for themselves and one for others.
   → There are around 12000 species of ants.
   → Some of them make slaves out of another ants.
   → When the Queen of the colony dies, the ants can only survive a few months.
   → They are the strongest insects in relation to it’s size.
   → When they fight, usually, the result will be death.
   → They breathe oxygen through holes on their bodies.
   → They leave pheromone scent for trail when they are foraging.
   → Some of the species are asexual.
   → They don’t have lungs.

TYPES OF ANTS

   1. Carpenter Ants
   2. Argentine Ants
   3. Pavement Ants
   4. Fire Ants
   5. Acrobat Ants
   6. Asian needle Ants
   7. Crazy Ants 

REMEDIES


regular cleaning1. Regular Cleanup

Regularly clean your house with good sanitizers to keep bugs and insects and some flies away. If you have any crack or gap try to seal them. Don’t keep food in open, especially like sugar, honey or any sweet products. Contain such kind of foods tightly so that it’s scent doesn’t come outside.

 

liquid dish soap2. Liquid Dish Soap

This can be used as an effective repellent to get rid of ant in the house. Take one cup of water and add 1 teaspoon of liquid dish soap and 1 teaspoon of baking soda and mix it well. And use this mixture on the areas where they are coming.
 

cucumber3. Cucumber

Take a cucumber and peel it, make pieces according to your convenience or requirement and place them wherever necessary and especially on the windows to cut off reinforcement.

cinnamon4. Cinnamon

Because of its strong scent, it becomes an effective remedy to get rid of them. Put some cinnamon cloves around the kitchen and especially on the windows to prevent them from coming in. Alternatively, you can use cinnamon oil also. 

lemon5. Lemon

Make some lemon juice and spray them on the door entry, windows and other possible entry points. Alternatively you can use slices of lemon peel around entrances.

 

peppermint oil6. Peppermint oil

Take one or two cotton balls and dip it in the oil and then use the wet ball on corners or on the areas where ants are active. The strong odor of the oil makes them not only to get away but it neutralizes the ants’ scent which they use while foraging.

 

baking soda7. Baking Soda

Mix Baking soda and powdered sugar in equal portion. And put this mixture in the areas where there is a lot of ant activity. The strategy behind this mixture is that the sugar attracts the them where baking soda kills it, if came into contact.

soap8. Soap

Add 5 ml of dish soap or 1 teaspoon of powder and 5 ml of oil to the water. Mix this solution well and put it in a spray bottle and sprinkle it on the ant. The oil acts as a glue which sticks on the them and then soap kills the them by dehydration. 

chalks9. Chalk

They don’t like to walk on the powdered line. Use chalk to draw a line to cut off the path of the ants.


 

vinegar10. Vinegar

You can use either white vinegar or apple cider vinegar. To use, put the vinegar in a spray bottle and sprinkle it on the crucial areas. Vinegar contains fungicidal and insecticidal properties which help in preventing ants.
Alternatively, you can also sprinkle it by pouring it in a cup, if you don’t have any spray bottle. But Spray Bottles give you convenience when applying it in corners where your hands cannot reach.

 

garlic11. Garlic

Garlic is not only a remedy for ants but it brings along with a lot of health benefits. Place the garlic cloves strategically in and around your house to keep off the ant. They hate the scent of garlic and will avoid it.

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