Chemicals help you get rid of ants, but they do harm to the environment, people and pets. That’s why it’s better to choose an eco solution. Learn how to get rid of ants in the kitchen using just a few simple tricks and DIY methods to chase insects from the house or apartment.
Ants are attracted to garbage, dirt and dirty pots. Flavors attract them, but they can also go away. For example, eucalyptus or tea tree flavor.
5ml of tea tree oil, 5ml of eucalyptus oil and 20ml of ethyl alcohol. This perfume will put ants on the run, so be careful to apply it in the places where the ants climb.
Another remedy is a combination of sodium bicarbonate, sugar, and yeast. Sugar attracts them, bicarbonate and yeast remove them.
The best known DIY solution to get rid of ants in a smart way is to use a toxic borax and sugar bait.
Sugar attracts the ants like a magnet, is easy to carry by the working ones, and most of the ants in the nest will be affected. As with kitchen beetles, the ants will take the bait on the sugar beans in the nest, and they and all the other ants that come in contact with the mixture of substances will be killed.
Mix a borax part with three parts of powdered sugar or fine sugar (for cakes) and fill bottle caps or other small containers. Put these traps through the places where you saw the ants through the house and let them put the mixture in the nest.
If you have small animals or children and do not want to risk dangerous accidents, mix a cup of warm water with half a cup of sugar and three spoonfuls of borax. Smoothes mixed cotton wool and places dowels in floor holes, walls, joints between pieces of furniture, etc.
They resist the temptation to kill the ants I see during this time because they will carry the poison into the nest and kill the rest of the ants sooner.
Another effective antimicrobial solution in the house is to spray vinegar over the areas where you saw rows of ants. It erases the traces that ants leave for their wives to come back where they found food.
Some ants prefer fatty foods, so you can change traps with food other than sugar.
Mix a spoonful of peanut butter with a spoonful of sugar and a teaspoon of borax and press a plastic beverage straw over the cream until it is half full. Cut the straw into several pieces and put these mini pit stops in the ants.
Powder small splatters of cinnamon or baby powder in addition to the holes and doors where you saw the ants come into the house. Some types of ants do not support these substances, so you will drive them away forever.
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