There are many types of animals and insects that are beneficial to our gardens, yards, and outdoor environments. It’s harder to think of good reasons for having ants on our dining room table or our kitchen sink. If you are struggling with ants in your living quarters, this article from DIY Natural, is a read for you.
DIY Natural has collected and shared some methods for ridding your indoor spaces of ants, naturally. If you are dealing with ants in your home, you first want to confirm they are house ants and not another type of ant. The identification is important in how your remedy the situation. If the ants are concentrated around your kitchen (and any left out foods and sweets) they’re probably odorous house ants. They leave a chemical odor trail wherever they go. So if you rid yourself of a few ants, the others will follow the trail and show up later. You must get rid of the entire colony. To do this, follow these steps:
- Find out where the ants are entering your home.
- Sponge, with soap and water, all places you’ve seen ants walking. This will at least lessen the intensity of the trail while you work.
- Make a homemade ant bait and killer. Mix powdered sugar (3 parts) to attract the ants and borax (1 part) to kill the ants.
- Put this mixture into little containers and place the containers of your homemade remedy wherever ants are entering the house.
You can also add in a little water to the mixture, then use a cotton ball to absorb it. The cotton ball will help to keep pets from drinking it or making a mess. No matter your ants or your situation, this article has an ant remedy for you. Read on for more details and ways to keep these pests out of your kitchen and home.