How to get rid of sugar ants? Well, it is simple. First, figure out where the ants are entering your home. Then place bait near the ants’ entry points and in places where you have seen them travel. The ants will carry the bait back to their colonies and ingest it, effectively killing the ant colony. You can purchase commercial ant bait or use a more natural insecticide.
Figure out where the ants are entering your house. Before you address your ant problem, you will need to find out how the ants are getting into your house. Common points of entry include windows and doors. Cracks or holes in the walls and floors are also common places where ants can enter a house.
Place bait near the entry point to poison the ants. Once you figure out where the ants are entering your home, you will need to place ant bait near the entry point. The ants will then carry the bait back to their nest. This will likely result in the death of the ant colony.
Make sure windows and doors are sealed tightly. Ants can enter your home through doors and windows, so it is important to keep them sealed as tightly as possible. Seal any holes or cracks as soon as you discover them. Taking care of these issues can help you prevent an infestation of sugar ants in your home. It can also keep your house free of ants after you kill them with ant bait.
Clean the floor after each meal. Keeping your floors clear of food debris can help prevent sugar ant infestations. Sweep or vacuum food and crumbs from the floor after eating. Then mop the area to eliminate sticky residues.
Wash the dishes after every meal. It is important that you keep the kitchen sink and surrounding areas clean. Dirty dishes and food debris will attract sugar ants. Try to clean the dishes and countertops after each meal. If you must leave dirty dishes out, make sure you rinse them thoroughly.
Empty the garbage daily. Taking the trash out every day will eliminate possible sources of food for sugar ants. Make sure you take out the garbage at least once a day. You can also use a trash can with a tightly sealed lid to help deter ants.
Poison ants with boric acid and honey. Mix equal parts honey and boric acid in a bowl. Stir the honey and boric acid together to form a paste. Place the paste on cardboard and place the cardboard in the area where ants are entering your home. Make a new trap every two days until the ants are gone.
Try killing ants with borax and sugar. Mix 1.5 tablespoons of Borax with 1.5 cups of water and 0.5 cup of sugar. Dip multiple cotton balls in the solution until they are saturated. Place the cotton balls on jar lids where you see the ants traveling.
Spray the ants with white vinegar. Add equal parts white vinegar and distilled water to a spray bottle. Spray the solution directly on the ants. Then spray the vinegar solution on the places where ants are entering your home, and on the trails they take. This will help kill the ants’ pheromone trails and can discourage them from returning.
Spray lemon juice on visible ants. Like vinegar, the acid in lemon juice can kill ants and eliminate pheromone trails. Add four tablespoons of lemon juice to an eight-ounce spray bottle. Spray the solution directly on the ants to kill them, and on entry points and trails to discourage re-entry.
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