4 natural ways to get rid of ants

Ants are social insects that operate in ordered patterns to obtain information through the use of pheromones as a tracking and communication method. Finding their origins can be difficult, and locating their nests can be even more difficult. That is why, in order to keep your home ant-free, ant control in Melbourne is required.

Without using toxic chemicals, try these natural ways to avoid, discourage, and destroy ants in your home—

  • Cutting off their food source can be beneficial

The most effective technique to keep ants out of your house is to keep it as clean as possible. Ants have little motive to visit your home if there are no open food sources. All leftovers should be stored in reusable containers or bags. Remove crumbs from beneath and around kitchen appliances, couch cushions, garbage cans, and the pantry.

Ants are drawn to pet food, so store it in a locked container and pick up any remaining kibble from around the dish after your pet has finished eating.

  • Don’t forget to remove the scent trails

Vinegar is a great all-purpose cleanser, but it may also be used to evict unwanted visitors (we’re talking about ants here). Watch the lines ants follow to figure out where their smell trail begins and ends. You can figure out where the trail begins and ends by watching where ants move.

Then, to obliterate the invaders’ map, spray your counters, walls, window sills, and other surfaces with a 50/50 mixture of undiluted vinegar and water.

  • Seal the entry points

Ants are little, which may come as a surprise to you. Okay, so this isn’t exactly breaking news, but the implications of tiny ants scurrying about your house suggest they may be invading from any direction. Although it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to seal every access point in your home, look for cracks in the floors and tears in the window screens. To keep ants out of your house, block up these easy-to-reach spots.

  • Keep your backyard clean

Ants and other pests can gain easy entry to your house by using tree branches or neighbouring plants. To prevent ants from utilising long tree branches as a bridge to a window or other entry point, keep any shrubs planted near your home’s exterior well-trimmed.

Natural treatments to deter and eradicate ants

A variety of natural plants, spices, and essential oils are said to kill or repel ants. Try out these solutions to determine which one works best for your pest problem.

Use the following to repel ants

  • Chalk
  • Coffee grounds
  • Cayenne pepper or black pepper
  • Peppermint

Use the following to eradicate ants

  • Boric acid
  • Cinnamon leaf essential oil
  • Boric acid

We have ant control in Melbourne solutions that you need to tackle all your ant invasion concerns. We can do it all, from treating crucial locations with bait that kills current ants and their nests to taking preventative steps to ensure the ants don’t return for revenge.

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