Now is the moment when the ants are growing at an astonishing pace invading our house. They appear on the floor, mostly around the sugar, at the corners of the windows. They seem to be everywhere. It does not matter if you stay in an apartment or on the 9th floor. How to get rid of sugar ants? Well, let’s see. Keep reading this article and you will find the best solutions yet.
First of all, do not give them reasons to gather around the sugar. It’s good to make sure you do not have sugary crumbs in your house and that all the food is covered. Even a small stain of juice can attract sugar ants. Also, if you have pets in the house and the food is at their discretion, put the bowl with food in another bigger water. If the sugar ants come for food, they will sink into the water. No garbage must be kept in the house for more than one day.
Now, you need to isolate the house. If you find holes through which the ants come in, you’d better snap them off. The best solution is silicone.
Once you have done all this, it’s time to see some natural solutions that can help you with your problem on how to get rid of sugar ants.
One of them is apple vinegar. The antifungal and anti-insecticidal properties of vinegar help remove sugar ants. Put it in a spray bottle and apply it wherever you see fit. Or wipe floors with a cloth soaked in water and vinegar. This will eliminate any trace of sugar and will keep the sugar ants away.
Another solution is some cloves of garlic. They are not sugar ants ally, their smell repels them. For this reason, you should scatter some cloves of garlic through the places where you see that sugar ants are starting to appear due to the sugar.
You can also use black pepper. Sprinkle it to all small cracks where the sugar ants can enter. The results are really amazing.
Do not forget about mint. It is the plant that destroys the sugar ants due to its strong smell. Place mint or whole mint leaves at the entrances in the house and in the corners of your windows.
You could also use hot water. It’s the easiest and cheapest remedy. You can pour it over the sugar ants, and watch them go away. If you locate a sugar ant nest, it is very important to pour hot water and destroy it.
Cinnamon, bay leaves, coffee. Neither these flavors are appealing to the ants. You can put cinnamon sticks, bay leaves, coffee beans or you can apply cinnamon oil to affected areas.
Boric acid. Mixed with sugar and water, applied in the areas with ants, it kills them. Neither kitchen cockroaches will resist this solution.
That’s it. Natural solutions are preferable to chemicals, especially when you have children or pets at home. now that you know these natural solutions, apply them whenever you think is necessary to keep the sugar ants away. You will have a safe and clean environment in your house. If you liked this article, give it a share on Facebook and Pinterest, let the others know your secret.
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