Here are eight quick and handy DIY tips for preventing an ant problem in your home:1. Sprinkle baby powder along the door and window frames in the house as it is a natural repellant to ants. It is not quite an ant poison but ants do not like to cross lines of powdery substances. 2. Vinegar can end your ant problem once and for all – all you need is a spray bottle to ward off these bugs. Ants simply do not like vinegar. It also kills off scents of the ants trails meaning they cannot find their way back home. 3. Peppermint is like ant poison – they can’t stand the smell. Use a spray bottle to spray peppermint oil mixed with lemongrass and citronella to deter these pests. 4. Cinnamon and cayenne pepper are another two handy household ingredients that will deter ants from entering your home. Sprinkle these two spices around window sills and doors to prevent an ant problem or to get rid of one. ant problem persists it will do so outside of the home. 8. Keep your counters, tabletops and the like dry. Ants are attracted to water and like to create a nest near sources of water.
To be permanently rid of an ant problem in your home, you may need to call in the professionals.As experts in the field of pest identification, control and prevention we have permanent ant control methods and ant poisons that will ensure your ant problem is dealt with once and for all. No matter the species of ant that you find in your home, there are professional methods available to sort it out. While the DIY methods listed above are sound, sometimes a professional service is necessary and certainly the most permanent way of getting rid of these pests in your home. To find out more about pest control please contact one of our branches nearest to you or, browse through our free Guide to Pest Identification and Prevention at a Glance.
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