Let’s talk about one the most annoying insects ! And learn how to get rid of ants by these 3 easy ways to get rid of ants.
During warm weather or rainy seasons, many people discover ants entering their houses and garden areas.There are different types of ants, but the most common house-invading ants include pavement, carpenter, acrobat, pharaoh and odorous house ants.
These 3 common solutions will tackle your ant problem and help you get rid of ants for good.
Use Cinnamon to get rid of ants
Cinnamon is an effective household ant repellent. Its smell discourages ants from entering your house and scrounging in your kitchen.
According to a 2015 research published in the International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications, cinnamon essential oil yields positive results in both repellency and insecticidal activity.
Add ¼ to ½ teaspoon of cinnamon essential oil in a cup of water. Soak a cotton ball in this solution and wipe down the areas where ants may enter and dwell. Repeat once daily until all the ants are gone.
You can also put ground cinnamon and whole cloves near entry points.
Use Basters to get rid of ants
If you’ve had it with sharing your living quarters with roaches or ants, give them the heave-ho by sprinkling boric acid along any cracks or crevices where you’ve spotted the intruders. Use a baster to blow small amounts of the powder into hard-to-reach corners and any deep voids you come across. Note: Keep in mind that boric acid can be toxic if ingested by young children or pets.
Use Flour to get rid of ants
Sprinkle a line of flour along the backs of pantry shelves and wherever you see ants entering the house. Repelled by the flour, ants won’t cross over the line.
Read more about ants
Ants are among the planets most abundant insects. The total ant population is estimated at one quadrillion (1,000,000,000,000,000). One insect out of a thousand is an ant! Their numbers compensate for their small size. Their presence in nature and their actions towards the environment are essential to the well-being of the habitats in which they live. (read above to learn about fighting with ants and getting rid of them)
Ants : Efficient cleaners!
Ants act as destroyers by feeding on organic waste, insects or other dead animals. They help keep the environment clean. Carpenter ants, which make their nests in dead or diseased wood, considerably accelerate the decomposition process of timber. After the ants leave, fungi and bacteria grow in the galleries and break down the lignin and cellulose on large surfaces.
Ants eat and are eaten
Ants are predators of other insects and their eggs. In their natural habitat, they are a source of food for many invertebrates and vertebrates, including woodpeckers and other insectivorous insects. Bears attack the trees where carpenter ants live to eat ant larvae and pupae.
Front line workers
By digging galleries and tunnels, ants help to aerate the soil. They till the soil by bringing pebbles and particles to the top. Like many other species of ants, carpenter ants are also efficient workers.