Discover how to get rid of ants.
The ants are not harmful beings, except when they attack our house or our garden. And there, they can do great damage. Before drawing toxic insecticides, we try natural methods to get rid of ants. Explanations…
Prevention is essential. So, if the damage is not yet done (especially in the house), we take a few precautionary rules. As a priority, make sure that your doors and windows are well-sealed to prevent ants from breaking through and colonizing you.
Also, watch out for the cracks in the walls… In the kitchen, we close everything sweet. Indeed, ants (like us) are greedy and are attracted to sugar. Finally (and in general), in the kitchen: do not leave trash lying around.
Yes, ants can’t resist leftover food either, which they will carry to feed themselves. Among the natural repellents, we note lemon (in juice to be sprayed or in slices), fresh mint, basil, bay leaf sauce, or camphor.
To be placed (or planted) in strategic places. If you like essential oils, prepare in a spray bottle a mixture of 5 drops of lavender essential oil and 10 drops of peppermint oil. Add 1/4 liter of alcohol at 40° then spray on the places frequented by ants.
A chalk line could also halt their progress. Your choice: make a thick line with chalk around the door and window frames or form one with pepper, cayenne pepper, flour, baking soda, or wet coffee grounds. So many proven tricks from grandmothers to scare away ants.
Daily, wash your floors with “real” black soap to prevent the invasion of ants.
If ants tend to climb on your potted plants, also consider drawing a thick line of chalk on the ground around the pots. This should stop their progress. At the foot of your roses, place half a squeezed and moldy lemon (yes). To renew regularly.
First natural method: leave small heaps (especially of salt/sugar or cornstarch mixture) in strategic points. A method that would be effective in eradicating an anthill. Be aware that coffee grounds are also poisonous to ants.
Arrange them around the anthill or in the places they have invaded. Be particularly vigilant if ants attack your frame. It will then be necessary to think of more aggressive techniques, such as tubes of glue, or even seek the help of a specialist.
The most effective method is to pour boiling water over the nest, to which you have added dishwashing liquid (preferably organic), or even a few essential drops of citrus fruits to deter a possible next colony. Scalded and/or stuck, the ants will no longer bother you.
Another alternative: pour a good amount of wine vinegar with a squeezed lemon directly on the anthill. Be careful, if it rains, remember to renew the operation.
Finally, don’t forget that ants are predators of aphids. So, in your garden, attack aphids first (and you will have fewer ants as a result). The most natural method? Disseminate ladybugs, very fond of aphids. In the absence of,