There is not a single person i know that hates summer and to hang out in the gardens, backyards, with good friends enjoying the sun. But, an invasion of ants can spoil everything. Ants are known to be very annoying and unpleasant both inside and outside of the house, so in today’s article we are going to show you 5 cheap and effective ways of eliminating them.
- Destroy Their Home
If you can find it, the best thing that you can do is to destroy the anthill, the ants are going to spread and will stop bothering you. You can search the garden and once you find it run the garden hose on it for 10 minutes or you can just pour some boiling water in it.
In order to disrupt their sense of smell, you can find their anthill, and sprays some vinegar on it, this is not going to kill them.
- A Borax-Sugar Trap
You should prepare a syrupy paste out of borax, sugar, and water, but make sure your pets or children won’t come into contact with it.
Then, you need a Tupperware to house the mixture, poke a few holes in the top and sides, and allow these 6-legged guests enjoy it until it wipes them all out.
- Cayenne Pepper
Ants enjoy sugar, but you can surprise them and give them something spicy instead. All you are going to need to do is to sprinkle a small amount of cayenne pepper in the entrances of your home or directly on the anthill, if you can find it.
5. Make sure they won’t return
As soon as yo eliminate the ants, you will must make sure that you have eliminated the pheromones that are left behind. Mix some vinegar, dish soap, and water into a spray bottle, and spray it all around your home.