pest control carpenter ants
8 Easy Ways To Get Rid Of Ants In The Kitchen
You have found ants trailing across your kitchen floor again! Although it may seem impossible to keep ants out of your house, there are things you can do. To get ants out and keep them out, follow the eight simple steps below.
Erase the ant trail
Mix equal amounts of vinegar and water in a spray bottle. Spray this concoction on your kitchen surface.
Repel ants with soapy water
Fill a spray bottle with 1 capful of liquid hand soap and water. Shake well, spray directly on ants.
Lemon, the secret weapon
Blend together 1 cup of lemon juice with 4 cups of warm water. Wipe your kitchen surface using this mixture.
Make use of spices and herbs
Scatter some ground cinnamon around possible areas. Cinnamon smell is effective in repelling ants.
Dry diatomaceous earth
To avoid ant infestation in nook areas, like edges of the kitchen, tiny cracks in the walls, apply dry diatomaceous earth to these areas.
Wet diatomaceous earth
If the ants are crawling across bigger and flat areas then, opt for a wet application of diatomaceous.
Repel with natural ingredients
Coffee grounds, cornmeal, rice, cucumber peels, chalk, and baby powder are considered effective in repelling ants.
Seal all potential entryways
Seal any open cracks and crevices that may act as a potential gateway for ants.
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