Handy Organic Ant Control for your Home
Take control of ants for your home or the park outside. Remember that organic pest control varies somewhat with the pest you are dealing with. And with the control of synthetic chemical pests, they do not always use the same for ants as for fleas. Here’s a look at your organic options for ant infestation in your home.
For the organic treatment of ants, an ordinary summer plague, you need to make sure your counters are free of crumbs and anything sticky or sweet. Cover your food well and keep your honey wrapped in loose plastic. Leave the water fountains off overnight and do not leave the dirty dishes lying around. The same goes for your terrace or patio. Clean up all foods after a meal outdoors and teach your children not to throw food to the yard, such as pieces of watermelon or other sweet foods.
Organic ant control using fruits and vegetables
Another organic pest control stays with a small spray bottle filled with soapy water that can be sprayed on small creatures. Put the peels or cucumber slices in your kitchen, especially where the ants come in. You can also put tea bags with mint tea on them or nails around places where ants are very active. See if you can trace the column of ants back to their entry point. Draw a line with cayenne pepper, citrus oil, lemon juice, cinnamon or ground coffee. Ants will not cross those lines.
For severe control of organic pests against ants, mix a small amount of honey with an equivalent amount of Borax and aspartame. Put a teaspoon and a half of the mixture into a bottle and put the bottle (without a lid) on its side where the ants are active. This acts as a kind of venomous bait that the ants bring back to their colony. Keep pets and children away from this poison bait.
Treatment with light
Another organic pest control trick is to leave a low-voltage light bulb or light around where the ants are. It interrupts your pattern day and night and may confuse your ways of hunting for food. If the ants are on your outer cover, use your organic pest control skills and put a few cloves of garlic, previously cut into pieces, between the cracks in the deck planks. Ants do not like garlic and are away from strong odor.
You can use some of the same indoor indoor tricks, especially those involving the use of cayenne pepper, citrus oil, lemon juice, cinnamon or ground coffee. You can not use the trick using the poisonous bait outdoors as some small animals can get into it.
There is no reason to resort to harsh and dangerous chemicals, indoors or out, when perfectly acceptable organic pest control for ants will keep your ant-free home in a much safer way. As long as you keep your kitchen and the rest of your home clean and follow previous methods to discourage or kill ants. Your summer experience will be more enjoyable and healthy for you and your family.