Ants tend to flock in unity, meaning where there’s one ant, there’s usually hundreds more. This may not bother you too much if you’re enjoying the great outdoors, but if an ant infestation comes to life in your house, you’ll want to fix the problem – and fast. There are numerous ways to get rid of ants and their colonies in homes, the best of which are natural methods that won’t add toxins or chemicals to your sacred space.
How to get rid of ants in the house quickly
Glass cleaner and washing up liquid
Combining spray-on glass cleaner with liquid soap can help deter ants from entering your home.
This concoction helps to get rid of ants by as it removes the scented pheromones they leave behind as they walk.
Mix together and spray on areas where ants congregate or originate from.
Wipe down the area after spraying to leave a light residue.
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Cut off their food source
Eliminating the problem before it’s even a problem is the best way to get rid of ants.
You can do this by making sure you have no food sources readily accessible to them.
This means keeping food tightly sealed in containers or ziplock bags at all times, and keep in mind that ants are attracted to sweet and starchy things like sugar, honey and corn flour.
You’ll also have to take extra care when cleaning, not forgetting to do:
- Under and around appliances in your kitchen
- In sofa creases and cushions
- Inside interior and exterior bins
- Areas of the home where your family eats or prepares food
Pet food can also be a big ant attractor, so remove the food as soon as your dog or cat has finished eating and rinse the bowl to eliminate the food smell.