As crucial as ants may be to the environment and in specific ecosystems, they can be annoying when they invade your home. As the weather begins to change, it is crucial to prepare your home against the potential infestation of bugs. It is better to be proactive than finding unwanted guests infesting your kitchen, climbing your walls, and causing harm or damage to your property.
Ants can enter your home through any open cracks, crevices, or holes. It is important to fix holes and cracks as soon as you notice them around your home. Check windows, doors and screens for any ant activity, and don’t leave leftovers on the counter.
Unfortunately, no matter how prepared you are or how clean your house is, ants may still visit you. It is frustrating, but there are excellent ways you can effectively exterminate your ant challenges.
Ants don’t like the smell of cinnamon, and they will go in the opposite direction as soon as they notice the presence of ground cinnamon in your home. As soon as you see them in your home, just sprinkle cinnamon to send them packing. Halloween usually means your house will be filled with different candy, and the sweet sugary treats are attractants. Make sure you keep some ground cinnamon for future use. However, cinnamon only repels ants; it doesn’t kill them. If you are looking for a stronger method that can kill ants, then check out the second item on our list.
Baking Soda and Powdered Sugar
While ground cinnamon can serve as a preventive measure, baking soda and powdered sugar will eliminate them for you. All you need to do is:
- Mix the same quantity of baking powder and powdered sugar in a shallow container with a lid.
- Sprinkle the mix along the path of the ants; the powdered sugar will attract the ants, and they will then be unable to differentiate between the baking powder and the powdered sugar. The baking powder reacts with the acid inside their digestive system, and they won’t be able to expel the gas, which will eventually kill them.
You can also use this method outside the house; if you notice your lawn or garden is infested with ants, you can sprinkle the mixture, and watch how the ants reduce in their population size. However, if you keep seeing ants or other pesky insects around your house, check out our third solution on this list.
Local Pest Extermination Company
It is best you seek the advice of your local pest exterminator if the problem persists. There may be other factors only professionals can detect.
Consult your local pest control operator for proper treatment of ants. Go-Forth Pest Control is one of the leading pest extermination companies; with over 50 years of rendering top-notch services to the people of North and South Carolina. We have the workforce, equipment, and experience to deliver nothing but the best service to our clients. Visiting our website or social media pages can provide you with more information about our services and who we are. Contact us today for more information and to receive a free quote!