It will not be easy. Unfortunately ants are one of the hardest pests to get rid of because there are just so many in a colony. Ants can be a real nuisance and may often times require the help of a professional exterminator. But you can try to deal with this problem alone. An important part of getting rid of ants is learning how to identify them. The first type of ants – a pavement ants. The pavement ant is one of the most commonly encountered house-infesting ants.
The pavement ant:
About 2.5-4 mm long Vary in color from dark brown to black With parallel furrows or lines on the head and thorax, Here we can distinguish two types of ants: the red fire and black ants. The second type of ants – a flying ants. Major difference between a flying ant and a termite is that, the thorax is present in flying ant while it is absent in termite.
The flying ant:
The body of flying ant can be distinctively divided into three regions, head, thorax and abdomen.
You’ll need to note the difference between flying ants and termites, in order to adopt an appropriate method of eliminating them.
Flying ants in house is actually not an issue of concern, as they die within 2-3 days of mating. You can then just vacuum the dead ants.
Following are some ways of getting rid of ants in house.
The first thing you should do when you find out you have ants is do a good cleaning to get rid of any food or food residue. You should always keep your kitchen clean and devoid of any leftovers. There are a few common household items that ants hate and will shun away from them. This is baby powder, vinegar, cinnamon, black pepper and bay leaves. Use these funds in areas where ants have been seen.
Chemical method of exterminating ants becomes inevitable only when you have large swarms of ants inside your house. Any ordinary pesticide is enough to kill ants in house. However, you need to consult a professional for pest control, in case of heavy infestation, or if the ants are flying black ants (carpenter ants).
There are many chemicals to kill ants. Apply chemicals to get rid of ants:
Maxforce Carpenter Ant Bait Gel. This is gel gel use a delayed action kill so the bait is passed throughout the carpenter ant colony. The ants eat Maxforce Carpenter Ant Bait Gel and then their poop becomes toxic and kills the nest from the inside out. Provides fast control in 3-5 days.
Advance Carpenter Ant Bait. This is product specially formulated to kill carpenter ants. Carpenter Ant Bait can be used indoors and outdoors to control the ant population. This insecticide acts to reduce the population of worker ants and can cause an immediate halt in egg production resulting in colony elimination. Be patient, this is a bait and it may take up to two weeks to kill them.
Terro 300 Pre-Filled Liquid Ant Killer II Baits. This product kills all common household ants. Terro 300 Pre-Filled Liquid Ant Killer II Baits is easy to use with the pre-filled bait stations. This product does not kill on contact or immediately. It destroys the ants’ digestive system so it takes a little time. This is good because ants pass food between each other.
How to get rid of ants without chemicals?
Nowadays people are also searching for more environment-friendly solutions to get rid of ants.
There are several ways:
– Mix 1 quart of water, 50 g of borax, 100 g honey and 400 g sugar
– Mix 100 g of water, 2 / 3 teaspoon of borax, 2 tablespoons sugar and a teaspoon of honey or jam
– Mix 2 tablespoons of minced meat and 0,5 gull tablespoons borax
Any of these poisons pour into a shallow container with a cotton swab and place in the field of movement of insects.
Attention! Set your poison in inaccessible places for children and pets. There have been deaths of pets, get drunk poison.
The smell of vegetable oil repels ants. Therefore, they do not fall into the food, the edges of dish, which stores the products, oil sunflower oil.