Ant is not a big problem until they don’t come to your house. But an ant infestation in the home is quite bothersome, and you may want to get rid of them soon. If ants keep coming back it becomes so irritating.
In numerous ways of killing ants, natural ways are on top as they don’t have any side effects. But in some cases, we need to take help from professionals. Here are some effective, natural, and safe solutions to get rid of ants.
Diatomaceous earth is a natural substance made of fossilized remains of aquatic organisms. It is available in fine powder form that sticks to ants' bodies. It terminates ants by absorbing the oils from their skeleton. Since it is a fine powder it can easily be inhaled by breathing. So use a mask before using it.
Buy food-grade diatomaceous earth from online or offline stores to terminate the ants.
Liquid detergent spray
Ants tend to leave a special scented trail behind them when they wander around. This is also the reason why ants mostly walk on trails. This method will remove the scent which will confuse ants and make them leave the place.
Peppermint essential oil
Peppermint is a natural bug repellent that works well against many insects such as ants, mosquitoes, and many more. Peppermint can be used in its original form and in case you don’t have it, peppermint essential oil will work the same.
To prepare peppermint ant repellent, dilute approx 10 drops of peppermint essential oil in water. Mix the solution well and fill it in a spray bottle. Use the solution according to your requirement and repeat the application process for a long-lasting result.
This repellent spray will remove or cover up the scent that ant leaves and this will end up the ant population in your house.
Lemon eucalyptus oil spray
Lemon eucalyptus has a strong odor that pests don’t likely to love. It is great to keep ants and pests like a mosquito at bay. And if citronella oil is also added with lemon eucalyptus oil, its efficiency just doubles.
To use this oil repellent take cotton balls and dip them in oil until the cotton ball is soaked with oil. Place these balls on the areas where you have encountered ants presence.
This is a cheap and effective way to get rid of pests. It is also known as a cleaning agent. Dilute an equal portion of vinegar and water and mix it well. Wipe the floor with this solution wherever you notice ants. The strong scent of vinegar stays even after it dries out however not for too long.
Ants can easily recognize the smell of vinegar and not come to the same place again. Also, spray the solution directly on the ants’ activity.
Boling water is a highly effective solution for instant results. It is free of cost and an effective solution to get rid of ants. Pour the boiling water directly into the ant's nest nearby. Boling water isn’t enough to kill the entire colony of ants. So make sure not to leave any nest of ants at least, and also use some pesticide to permanently terminate them.