When you think of household pests, the first few that come to mind are mice, rats, cockroaches and flies. But there is another common pest that we dont often notice, and by the time we do it is too late. So whilst most people are concentrating on how to get rid of mice in the house, they are often overlooking and giving a free reign to the common ant.
Ants help us more than we give them credit for. Ants are clean pests and do not leave the eggs and droppings everywhere, unlike most other pests. Their only crime, on the other hand, is that they demolish food. When ants get to stored food they can make it impossible to eat. As a result, any ants inside a house need to be dealt with.
Ant infestations can be difficult to handle inside a house. This is why it is a not a good idea to use chemicals that are harsh and poisonous in your home as people might be exposed to them.. In a garden it is possible to use pesticides to get rid of ants. Be that as it may, ants can actually be of use in the garden rather than a pest. Ants get rid of unnecessary growths in gardens such as fungi and other small pests so that you do not have to worry about them. Yet, ant hills and such could be a menace. As a result, it is good to let ants to live in your garden as long as we make sure they do not demolish it and make ant hills..
It is very likely that the ants that live in your garden are the very ants that come into the house in search of food. The most common food that ants are attracted to, are those high in sugars. An ant infestation inside your home can, therefore, easily be prevented by keeping all food stored in a way it is not exposed to open air. Nevertheless, if ants moved into your house, you will want to eliminate them in the most natural way.
Natural ant control can be done with the use of common ingredients found around the house. The most popular of these natural ant control methods is to use talcum powder around the areas infested with ants. In addition, ant trails should be followed and talcum powder sprinkled on them to break the trails. Once you brake the ant trails, they will stop returning.
Using cinnamon and black pepper are two other natural ant control methods. Spices should be scattered in ant trails and infested areas, same as talcum powder. A further step for natural ant control is to carefully follow the trail to the source outside the house and then the spices sprinkled at this point, so that the ants remain outside the house and do not come in.
Vinegar is another ingredient that is ideal for natural ant control. Vinegar is not only a brilliant ant repellant, but behaves as a germ-destroyer when you are cleaning your home, particularly in your kitchen. While it can be used straight, it is best to dilute the vinegar before using it for natural ant control. The popular and most effective ways for natural ant control are pepper, vinegar or cinnamon, although some use other lesser spices such as cloves and bay leaves.
So your little ant situation is under control, its just those annoying rabbits and mice running all around creating chaos, that you need to sort out next.!