Natural Ways to Get Rid of Ants

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Natural Ways to Get Rid of Ants

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Though small, ants can be one of the most difficult pests to deal due to their large numbers when they arrive. You might find a few lone scout ants skittering across the floor. However, they could grow larger in groups. Try to leave a small amount of sugar and within 30 minutes you could see a large number of hungry ants invade to your area. This could be problematic if they show up in areas that are supposed to be clean, hygiene and not be contaminated by toxic chemicals like the kitchen. We have a few ways for you to kill ants naturally but we do not guarantee it works all the time. If they don’t, contact pest control services in Singapore.

Mixture of vinegar and water

Mixing vinegar with water is a great natural insecticide that will not leave toxic residue. It is harmless to your family. The ratio of vinegar and water is 50:50, mix them in a spray bottle. Spray the solution directly onto trails of ants. Ants abhor vinegar, so this helps to prevent more ants from entering your home. For better prevention, spray this solution around your house areas to further deter ants from invading. Vinegar might stink but once it is dries, we can no longer smell the odour.

Use deterrents

If you want to prevent ant invasion rather than killing the ants who have already invaded, the most effective way is building a barrier across entry points to deter ant. Besides vinegar, you can use chili, black pepper and cinnamon across entry points. Take note of the areas where ants are most likely to enter and pour these deterrents around. The most imperative thing about this method is to ensure there are no holes in your barrier.

Pest control services at your disposal

If there is a big ant nest that you find difficult and take a long time to handle, the most effective way is to engage with pest control services. Ikari offers the comprehensive human safe and eco-friendly premium pest control solution for your pest problems. We do not just spray and pray. In fact, our philosophy is to take a human-safe and low-toxic approach in dealing with all pest problems. We do regular inspections, planning, treatments, evaluation and re-evaluation, and inspection again. One of our strategies in dealing with pest is to minimize pesticide use and ‘spraying’. Contact us today!