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Step-by-Step Guide to Quickly and Easily Get Rid of Ants in Your Home

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Like spiders, ants are one of the most common pests that can be found in homes and gardens here in Upstate NY. They can cause a lot of nuisance, damage to property and even contaminate food. It is important to understand their behavior and habits in order to know how to get rid of them.

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This article will provide you with information you need about ants and how to get rid of them; without using chemicals, or by hiring a professional, licensed exterminator to do it safely.

The Essential Do’s and Don’ts of Getting Rid Of An Ant Infestation

If you’ve ever encountered an ant infestation in your home, you know how distressing it can be. Ants are persistent and hard to get rid of. But with the right knowledge and tools, you can get rid of them quickly and effectively.

In this article, we’ll discuss the essential do’s and don’ts of getting rid of an ant infestation so that you can keep your home free from these pesky pests. We’ll also provide some anti-ant home remedies that are both safe and effective for getting rid of ants.

Do Ants Go Away on Their Own?

Ants are one of the most common pests found in homes and businesses. They can be a nuisance and cause damage to property if left unchecked.

Ants are an ever-present nuisance in many homes. While there are certainly ways to get rid of them, the question remains: do ants go away on their own? The answer is not as simple as it may seem.

Ants don’t just happen—they are unwanted guests that cause damage to property and can transmit diseases. They often invade homes and businesses in search of food, water, and shelter.

If you find ants crawling around your home or property, it is likely that they are looking for something to eat. Keep in mind that these pests have the ability to carry diseases such as the parasite lassie cestodes (flatworms), which can result in diarrhea or intestinal problems.

Ants have certain behaviors which often lead them to areas where food is plentiful and they will stay until the food source is exhausted. While other factors such as climate can influence their behavior, it’s important to understand that ants don’t always leave on their own and may require some intervention in order to be eliminated.

Four DIY Methods to Get Rid of Ants

1. Get Rid of Ants With Borax And/Or Vinegar

Ants find borax and vinegar to be highly toxic, so you can use these kitchen items to get rid of ants around your home with the help of a few drops or teaspoons of each. You will want to mix them together in a bowl first before pouring the mix around your home. You’ll want to do this near where there is an ant infestation as well.

2. Get Rid Of Ants With Baking Soda

For an easy way to kill ants with baking soda, you’ll simply have to throw a bunch of it around the ground near where there is an ant infestation. You’ll want to sprinkle a little bit of it at a time in several spots around where there has been activity as well.

3. Get Rid Of Ants With Hot Pepper Spray

Hot pepper spray can help kill ants without the need for too much effort on your part. However, you will want to try using this method during the night when ants are most likely active and not too close to your home.To use hot pepper spray, you will simply have to put some around the area where there is an ant infestation. You’ll want to do this in a spot that you cannot reach and that is out of the way for other people.

4. Get Rid Of Ants With Citrus Oils

Ants find citrus oils highly toxic, so you can utilize these ingredients from your kitchen to kill ants in your home without getting rid of anything else. To make this recipe, you will simply have to mix half a cup of oil with one tablespoon of lemon juice or orange juice and one teaspoon sugar in a bowl before pouring it over the ants. Leave it overnight, and the ants will be gone in the morning.

How Professional Exterminators Get Rid Of Ants and Prevent Future Ant Infestations

Professional exterminators are the best way to prevent future ant infestations. They can identify the source of the ant infestation and create a plan to eliminate them. Exterminators may use chemical application, but only under strick safety measures to ensure the safety of your family and pets.  An exterminator can also provide advice on how to prevent future infestations by taking preventive measures such as sealing cracks and crevices, removing potential food sources, and using outdoor ant prevention products.

These professionals have access to specialized tools and products that are not available to consumers. They also have extensive training in pest management, which allows them to identify the best approach for each situation. Professional exterminators can effectively remove ants from your home or business and provide tips on how to avoid future infestations.

If you’re looking to get rid of ants professionally in your home or business, contact us today for a free consultation.

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Don LeBerth
Don LeBerth
Don LeBerth is a 20+ year licensed professional exterminator from Williamson, NY. His expertise in pest control and prevention is derived from on-going training and hands-on experience, and he uses this to educate his customers.