How to get rid of ants

antAnts come in all shapes and sizes, but it does not matter what type of ant they are if they are in your home. Almost everyone has had to deal with the annoyance of ants in their house. These bugs seem to be able to get into every crack and crevice. Ants have been a problem for a long time, so people have came up with many ways to sweep them out of the house and back into nature where they belong.

It is no secret that ants like food. They come inside because it is the best place to find food. 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. Anything that the ants can feed off of is a welcoming call to them to come inside. So the first thing in your step to rid your household of ants should be to clean up.

Ants usually come in through a cracks or openings. Try your best to find where they are coming in at and close it up. Caulking works really well to seal up cracks and other openings where they may be getting in. You may have to do some investigating because they can enter through even the smallest of areas.

After you have done your part to make your home less inviting, you can do a few more things to get rid of ants let in your home and any others who may somehow find their way inside. There are a few common household items that ants hate. They can not stand baby powder, so if you sprinkle some wherever you have seen them it should make them take leave. They also do not like vinegar, which you can spray in the areas where you have seen them. You can also sprinkle cinnamon, black pepper and bay leaves around to keep them out.

Getting rid of ants is actually quite simple, using items from your kitchen. As long as you take the precautions to prevent them form coming back - cleaning up food and sealing entrances - you should be able to try some of the homemade ant repellants and be able to live ant free.

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