We all like to hang out in our yards during the summer time. But all of the pleasures that go with it, can be destroyed by the invasions of ants. They can be unpleasant sight outside of the house, so we will talk about 5 effective and cheap ways to get rid of them.
- Destroy their homes
If you can locate their home, it is better to destroy it first, so that they will not bother you anymore. Take the garden hose and run it on the anthill for ten minutes, or just pour boiling water on it.
If you can spot the anthill, you can spray vinegar in it. This process will not kill them, but it will disrupt the ant’s sense of smell.
- Trap of sugar and borax
Prepare a paste made from water, borax and sugar, and make sure that your children and pets don’t come in contact with it.
Take a plastic container, poke a few holes in it and house this mixture inside. The mixture will attract the insects and soon enough, you will be able to wipe them out.
- Cayenne pepper
Ants love spicy things, and you can sprinkle a little cayenne pepper on the entrances of your home, or directly on top of the anthill.
- Make sure that they never return
In order to eliminate the pheromones that the ants have left behind after eliminating them, you should prepare a mixture of vinegar, dish soap and water, put the mixture in a spray bottle and spray the mixture over the places that they used to live in.