Did you know that ants are the most concerning pest for homeowners? There are several dangers of having an ant infestation, so it is essential to take action fast. So, how do you get rid of ants?
Any pest infestation can send your skin crawling, but ant infestations can quickly increase. Plus, you do only have to worry about your food; you also risk bites and even home damage. Some people react to ant bites, and certain ant species can cause similar home damage to termites.
The good news is ant control and removal are possible. Read on to learn how to deal with an ant infestation.
Try Natural Home Remedies
There are several home remedies you can try for ant control. Place these in areas where you notice ants and where they enter your home. These include:
- Diatomaceous earth (silicon dioxide)
- Household detergents
- Essential oils such as peppermint or cinnamon leaf
- White vinegar
Some natural home remedies will repel ants, whereas others will kill them. For example, if you mix borax with baking soda and sugar, ants will eat it and then take it back to their colony. It depends on the extent of your ant infestation as to whether you can try ant control or need to take further steps.
Place Ant Baits or Ant Traps
Ant baits and traps are effective ant control options. They are also affordable, but you need to monitor them regularly to check for ants. It is also essential to monitor them if you have pets or children, as the poison can be dangerous.
You place baits and traps where you have seen the ants. Traps prevent ants from leaving, and some also contain poison. Baits have poison that ants consume before carrying it back to their colony.
Use Ant Spray
You can find ant spray that removes ants. You can spray it directly on the ants or where ants enter your home to repel them.
How long ant spray takes to work depends on the size of the ant infestation in your home. It also depends on the type of ant infestation you have. Some ant control options are more effective for certain types of ants, but there are over 12,000 species in the world!
Call a Pest Control Company
If you suspect your ant infestation is extensive or you have tried some ant control methods, it is time to call a reputable pest control service. They have the expertise, resources, and experience to get rid of ants. They will also prevent them from returning; click here to learn more.
Get Rid of an Ant Infestation
It is natural to panic if you notice an ant infestation, but by taking these steps, you will get rid of ants before you know it. Prevention is better than cure too, so be sure to take measures to prevent ants from returning.
Clear their entry points and seal cracks around your home. Also, keep your home clean and food sealed, so your home is not so tempting.
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