- Jul 13
Ants, Picnics, and Parties
It’s a beautiful morning, and you are all set for a day out with your family to have a nice picnic. However, there is a little problem with all those ants surrounding your food and ruining it all for you.
Let’s face it, ants in the house can be a real pain. Not only is having ants around annoying, but a colony of ants can also cause significant damage. Having ants in your home is extremely unsanitary. Ants undoubtedly contaminate the food.
If you are searching for how to get rid of ants, here are some incredibly effective home remedies for ant control. They are simple and inexpensive.
Chalk is one of the remedies for ant control. Chalk contains calcium carbonate, which keeps ants at bay. Spray finely ground chalk in the areas where ants enter or put a line of chalk at the entrance. To keep ants out of your home, draw chalk lines to prevent them from entering.
While it is unclear why this line prevents ants from entering the house, it is undeniably effective. Make the line in a location that is out of reach of any children in the house.
Try squeezing a lemon or putting lemon peels where the ants are entering. You can also clean your rooms with water diluted with lemon juice. Ants apparently dislike the smell of lemon juice and will avoid it.
Anything sour or bitter may deter ants, but nothing like sugar attracts ants to your party. So make sure you don’t keep anything sweet around uncovered that could attract ants somehow. Keep your kitchen slab spotless and place the lemon peels there.
Ants enjoy sugar, but they despise pepper. Sprinkle pepper in places where ants gain entry to your home. This will help in keeping ants away from your food. Ants despise cayenne pepper and black pepper. You can also use pepper spray to ensure they do not come near your picnic basket while out in a garden. The pepper would not kill the ants, but it would certainly keep them away from your space. Make sure the area where you want to spray the pepper solution is clean.
Wipe down your counters, cabinets, and any other areas where you’ve seen ants using a 50/50 combination of white vinegar and water. To keep the efficacy, repeat the practice throughout the day. Aside from repelling ants, vinegar has a variety of surprising applications, including its usage as an all-purpose cleanser.
Do you like to drink coffee? If so, make a habit of scattering your old coffee grounds around the garden and around your home. The odor of coffee grounds repulses ants. As a result, the grounds are an excellent source of pest management. 6 Because coffee grounds include minerals such as potassium, phosphorus, and magnesium, they are also beneficial to the soil on your lawn.
If these remedies don’t work out, it’s time to call the experts for help. If you are a resident of Orange County, you can contact Preferred Pest Control for assistance. It recognizes the significance of pest control that is safe, healthy, and organic. Preferred Pest Control’s unrivaled industry knowledge makes Preferred Pest the first option in pest treatments in Orange County.
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