Ants are everywhere as they are the most common household pests. There are about 12,000 species of ants in the United States, and many homeowners face frequent ant problems in their homes, especially during the summer. Not only is it irritating to have ants running around your desk, bed and kitchen, but an ant colony can cause many health problems.
Some types of ants, such as the Harvester, can even bite humans, which is not only painful, but can also cause a lot of damage to food items. Carpenter ants also cause damage to your building materials. Black and red ants indoors generally contaminate food. But the worst part is that they carry harmful bacteria. It can quickly transfer to any food item or an open wound.
We all don’t know how ants get into our homes, especially during the warmer months. Keep the house absolutely clean and tidy to avoid insect infestation. We will discuss some amazing home remedies in this article to ensure that your home is ant free.
Sprinkle with black pepper
Ants have a strong sense of smell which helps them sense any potential danger. And for them, the smell of black pepper is irritating. Therefore, to prevent them from entering your home or to avoid their entry, sprinkle ground black pepper everywhere around your signboards and all household appliances. It is one of the easiest and safest methods to stop them from entering. But it can irritate children and pets, so be careful if you have pets.
Essential oils like lemon, peppermint, cinnamon leaves, lemon oil, eucalyptus, neem, thyme oil, and tea tree oil can naturally repel ants and keep them away from your home. You can mix a few drops of essential oil in two or three glasses of water and spray the mixture around your home’s baseboards, doors, windows and various other fixtures. It’s another very affordable, easy technique that’s safe for kids, but can be irritating for pets like cats.
Create a mixture of half vinegar and half water solution and clean the floor with it. This method kills existing ants and even deters further ants from entering by leaving a strong vinegar scent, which works as a natural ant repellant.
The foam contains calcium carbonate, which is an ant repellent. Use powdered chalk on ant entry points in various areas. Draw a thin chalk line at the entrance to keep them out.
Ants are not only annoying, but also harmful. You can also take the help of a professional to get rid of these insects and keep your home safe. So if you spot these critters crawling around your premises, call Accurate Pest Control, the best ant exterminators in San Antonio.