Exterminator Reveals Cheap Secrets For You Not To See Ants In Your Home Again

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In case ants are visiting your home and you want to get rid of them, you may call a pest control services provider but this can be expensive. Fortunately, there are many effective techniques to eliminate the ants all by yourself.

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How To Prevent Ants From Getting In Your Home?

The first step in handling ant problems is to stop them from getting in your home. Ants have a very resilient sense of smell and love sugary things, so don’t leave food unguarded on the counter or in the storerooms because they will find it very effortlessly. Even an opened and empty can of soda can attract ants because of the sugar left on the rim. With that, it’s advised to rinse containers that have been in contact with food before you place them in the trash or even in the recycling bin.

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How To Get Rid Of Ants?

Occasionally ants can find their way to your food even if you keep your home clean and your food tucked away. Here are some natural homemade techniques that you can try to keep ants at bay.

 

 

1. Cinnamon

Ants will dodge places that are scented with cinnamon.

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What you’ll need:

  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon essential oil
  • 1 cup water
  • Cotton balls or cloth
  • Cinnamon cloves (optional)

 

Procedure:

  • Combine cinnamon essential oil with water
  • Soak a cotton ball or a cloth in the mixture
  • Wipe your counters and other areas wherein you can spot ants
  • Do this once a day up until the ants disappear
  • You can also leave some cinnamon cloves near your windows and doors.

 

2. Vinegar

Vinegar is another natural component whose smell fends off ants.

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What you’ll need:

  • Distilled vinegar
  • Water
  • Lemon essential oil
  • Spray bottle

 

Procedure:

  • Combine equal parts of distilled vinegar and water in a spray bottle
  • Put a few drops of lemon essential oil
  • Shake well before each use
  • Spray around baseboards and places wherein you see ants
  • Repeat this daily up until ants are gone

 

 

3. Borax

The trick of this recipe is not to fend off but to attract ants so that they’ll want to take the food back to their nest and share it with their fellow ants. The borax that hides in the food will eventually kill all of them.

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What you’ll need:

  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon borax
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • Plastic container with the lid
  • Sharp object to poke holes

 

Procedure:

  • Combine all ingredients in the container
  • Seal it with lid and poke a few holes through the lid and the sides of the container so only ants can enter and go out

 

Now that you already know these techniques, you can already manage ant problems on your own. But still, if the case is severe, it is advised that you consult a professional. Don’t forget to share this article with your family and friends for them to become aware of these simple techniques to eliminate ants in their home.

 

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