An ant problem is a frustrating challenge, to say the least. You want to stop ants - stat! But you also don't want to take any chances with your family's health, and are understandably reluctant to call an exterminator.
Choosing a natural ant killer is the best ant removal strategy if you have children and pets at home. Here are 3 effective, non-toxic pest control methods that can stop an ant problem in its tracks.
Peppermint soap is natural way to get rid of ants. To create, mix 3 tablespoons peppermint soap shavings and 16 ounces of water.
Spray from a squirt bottle directly on the little marchers to stop them in their tracks.
Wipe up any lingering incentive for followers by removing all traces of the little black ants with damp paper towels.
Lay down boric acid baits for indoor ant control. These baits work well using a minimum of insecticide.
The biggest plus here is that boric acid baits are also effective at eliminating the ringleader: the scout. (That's the one leading the pack to your food and water.)
Powder wall cracks and baseboards with diatomaceous earth. It's a non toxic, insect-repelling dust that will send the annoying army marching elsewhere.
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