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How To Get Rid of Ants Naturally

If it’s not in you to harm a living creature but you still need to get rid of ants, take a look at some these ways of getting rid of ants naturally.

While using natural approaches to getting rid of ants may not be as effective or as fast as terminating the little pests, not killing them may put you at rest once they are gone.

There is obviously a reason why the ants have chosen to bother you in the first place.

It’s either because you are feeding them or providing them with a comfortable place to call home. Try keeping all food sources sealed properly and be sure to sweep and vacuum your floors at least once a week.

How To Get Rid Of Ants
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If the ants have entered your home you will need to find out where and how to block off their new secret passageway. While this may not help to get rid of the ants already in your house, it will keep them from coming back in the future.

Find out why the ants are hanging around. Do you have trash cans near the home or an aphid or scale problem in the garden? Ants like to eat, especially food that’s been thrown out or sweet substance excreted by insects in the garden.

A safe and natural way to keep ants away is to sprinkle some paprika or chili powder where you have seen ants. Another all natural deterrent is orange peels and water mixed together in a blender and then poured over the ants colony.

You can even use boiling water to pour over the colonies or where you see ants often to get them to move on to a new home.