Effective Natural Ways to Get Rid of Sugar Ants
One small annoying ant found in the home is the sugar ant. These tiny black ants pop up anywhere in the house at any time! However, where do they come from and why are they so a nuisance? Have you ever squished one of them? If not they have an odor similar to coconut and commonly found around the world.
Once they enter the house, it is difficult to get rid of them. As an ant extermination Las Vegas company, we are here to help with natural ways to get rid of these odorous house ants. We do recommend calling in a professional if it is a severe problem.
Home Remedy Barriers
The important thing when using the home remedy barriers you need to use it with the correct concentration. You need to apply it regularly at the entry point of the ant to work effectively.
- Citrus – use the fresh juice, oil, dried peels as an anti-repellent.
- Coffee Grounds – sprinkle some of it outside to avoid stains on the floors.
- Cucumber Peels – slice or peel some cucumber and place at the ant’s entry point. You will have to replace them when dry.
- Essential Oils – make use of potent oils to steer them away. You can use cinnamon or peppermint oil as it has a strong smell. You can use up to 20 drops mixed with eight ounces of water. Use it in a spray bottle along windowsills, doorways, and other places the ant enters.
- Herbs – always keep bay leaf or pepper in your pantry to keep pests away.
Home Remedy Cleaners
A big problem with sugar ants they access the home through complicated pathways and use pheromones to scavenge food. If these trails remain, they will continue entering your living space.
A foolproof way and the easiest method is soapy water to clean the trails. Further, spraying the soapy water on walls and floors is a significant deterrent to prevent them from walking on floors and walls.
Alternatively, you can use vinegar diluted in water as well and apply it with a spray bottle.
Call Ranger Pest Control
However, if you find the problem has become an ant infestation you need to bring in the big guns. You can use the following powder and use them with caution. The ant takes the dust back to the colony and once indigested it kills off the entire nest.
Borax – never use it where there are pets or children as it is very poisonous.
Cornstarch – this is a relatively safe way to rid the home of ants but still needs caution when used around children and pets.
Diatomaceous Earth – the substance could irritate the lungs, skin, and eyes.
If you feel uncomfortable using these substances and find the natural remedies do not help do not use it—call us today and let the professionals handle the problem for you.