Ants seem cute when they are in some cartoon movie, but it will never remain cute if you see ants in your house everywhere. The first thought that will hit your mind is: “How to get rid of this tiny creature?” Ants are hard survivors, so you have to be a bit careful while using any spray or other chemicals to get rid of them. The better idea is to get rid of ants naturally so that it won’t be harmful to you and your family.
For the best solution, you must identify the problem. So, if you are thinking about getting rid of ants, you must know the type of ants invading your house. There are several types of ants. Though a single spray available in the market or at some online store like powerpestcontrol can finish every kind of ants from your house here, we already decided that we have to deal the issue with natural remedies.
Some ants are food lovers while other ants like to stay in some specific region. Carpenter ants are quite dangerous because they eat wood, and hence a quick action must be taken to kill them otherwise they will destroy your house.
Here in this article, we will try to tell some natural ways to kill common types of ant, i.e., odorous house ants.
Odorous House Ants
Odorous House Ants are the sweet lover, and wherever they will find sweet, they will gather there to collect that. These are the most common type of ants you often see in your house. The travel in long trails, i.e., one and follows the other. It is said that ants are blind, and they can’t see, but they have sensors which can sense smell. When they feel any sweet thing anywhere, they shoot some chemical in the air, and other ants start gathering there.
Killing one and will never be the solution because there would be the fragrance in the air and other ants will get that soon and will start following that smell. The better idea is to be a little detective and find out where they live. They live in colonies, and that’s what you have to find so that you can kill and destroy the whole colony.
If you already have seen the trail of ants, then it’s easier for you to find out that tiny hole from where they are entering your house. It can be or cannot be the gate to the colony. Don’t be over smart by filling this tiny hole because they will find another way to enter. What you have to do is to kill the whole colony.
Now you have to prepare bait for this tiny creature. They love sweet, and you have sugar powder at home. Take three teaspoons of sugar powder and mix it up with one teaspoon of Borax. Borax is poison for ants, and it can kill the whole colony like a bomb. Well when you have this dangerous bait, place this near that tiny hole from where they are entering your house. Ants will find this treat, and they will gather to collect it. Borax won’t kill them instantly. They will collect the bait and will take it back to their colony. Moreover, then borax will start its action. It will destroy their whole colony if they have taken all the bait to their colony.