FACTS ABOUT ANTS:
→ They can lift up to 20 times of their own weight.
→ 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.
→ 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.