In your home or in the garden, the ants can do well havoc. How to get rid of without resorting to toxic products?
Let us tell you.
The ants are not harmful except when they attack our house or our garden. And there they can do great damage. Before drawing toxic insecticides, we should try natural methods to get rid of ants.
Prevent Ants colonization in the house.
Prevention is key. So if evil is not done (especially in the house) you can take a few precautionary rules.
As a priority, make sure your doors and windows are properly sealed to prevent ants make their way and come to colonize your house. Pay special attention to cracks in walls. In the kitchen, although we close everything is sweet. Indeed, the ants (like us) are greedy and are attracted to sugar.
Finally (and in general), in the kitchen does not leave garbage lying around. Yes, the ants do not resist they are carry food scraps to feed.
Among the natural repellents, there are lemon (juice spray or sliced), fresh mint, basil, bay laurel and camphor. To have (or planted) in strategic locations. If you like essential oils, ready to spray, mix 5 drops of essential oil of lavender and 10 drops of peppermint oil. Add in 1/4 liter of alcohol at 40 ° and spray on areas frequently visited by ants. A chalk line could also halt them in Advance.
Optional: make a thick line with chalk around the door and window frames or in a form with pepper, cayenne pepper, flour, sodium bicarbonate or wet coffee grounds. There are many grandmother’s tips that have been proven to drive away ants.
Daily wash your floors with true black soap to prevent the invasion of ants.
Prevent colonization of ants in the garden.
If ants tend to climb on your potted plants, so be sure to draw a big thick line of chalk on the ground around the pots. That should stop their progression.
At the base of your roses, drop a hurry and moldy half lemon. and renew it regularly.
Get rid of ants in the House.
First natural method: leave small piles (including salt / sugar mixture or cornstarch) in strategic points. A method that would be effective to eradicate an anthill.
Know that the coffee grounds are also poisonous to ants. Arrange around in the nest or in the places they invaded.
Be particularly vigilant if the ants prey on your frame. You will have to think of more aggressive techniques such as glue tubes and even enlist them with the help of a specialist.
Get rid of ants in the Garden.
The most effective method is to pour boiling water on the nest to which you add dishwashing liquid (preferably organic) and even a few drops citrus essential to deter a possible next colony. Boiled and/or sticky, ants will not bother you.
Another alternative: pay a good amount of wine vinegar with lemon juice directly on the anthill.
Warning: if it rains, remember to repeat the operation.
Finally: remember that ants are predators of aphids. So in your garden, you first attack aphids (as a result you will have fewer ants). The most natural method?
Disseminate ladybugs: They are very fond of aphids. If you fail then pour water with soap on aphids to eradicate them.
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