How to get rid of Ants
While no one wants ants in their home, they’re a common sight in summer months. But here’s the good news: there are ways to get rid of them without having to resort to harsh chemicals.
The first step is prevention. Try keeping your counters and floors clean by using vinegar or a lemon-scented cleaning spray. Store food in airtight containers, and keep dishes washed as soon as possible. If you have a bin in the kitchen, make sure it’s kept tightly closed when not in use, and wipe up any drips or spills on the floor. When you’re done with fresh fruit, throw away the peels right away; don’t wait until after dinner!
Home Remedies of Ants
If you already have ants in your home, try sprinkling peppermint tea around entry points on windowsills or doors. Ants hate the smell of peppermint, so it will deter them from coming inside. You can also put some mint leaves down the ant holes outside, which should cause them to go somewhere else to build their colony (and hopefully not near your house). Don’t forget about sweet-smelling flowers like dahlias or roses—they’ll help ward off those pesky bugs too!
In order to prevent more ants from entering your home after you’ve cleared out the infestation:
- Make sure all food is stored in airtight containers
- Don’t leave food out on countertops or tables
- Clean up spills immediately
- Wash dishes daily
- Make sure trash cans have lids and are always closed tightly
How to Get Rid of Ants Permanently?
To understand why ants are so hard to kill, you need to understand a little bit more about their anatomy. First, ant colonies can be huge—the queen ant alone can lay up to 2,000 eggs per day! Then there are the workers and soldiers, whose job it is to feed the queen, take care of her babies, and protect the colony from invaders. There’s also the fact that many species have developed what’s called “adaptive behavioral plasticity”—they can adapt their behavior based on what works best for them! For example: If you try using a pesticide inside your home and it doesn’t work, the ants may just change tactics and come in through a different door or window. They might even get smarter about how they interact with your food supply by eating less and hiding more crumbs under furniture instead of out in plain sight (this would be considered an “informational response”). That way they avoid any contact with potentially harmful chemicals while still having enough resources to survive until they find another source somewhere else.