Tuesday, November 20, 2012

How To Stop Ants From Terrorizing Your Home

The invasion of ants inside your own house is the worst thing of all. All kinds of ants are unnecessary pests may it be red ants, fire ants or black ants. That is why ant control is crucial to take if you don't want to say goodbye to your house's great supports, which unfortunately are the usual targets of such creatures.

People consider most ants as a form of irritation. There are ants from the south called fire ants. These ants are very destructive and aggressive, their sting can be a source of simple reactions that ranges to vomiting or nausea to a more brutal and severe reactions. If a fire ant hill or mound is alarmed or disturbed, the ants there can be very destructive and will aggressively sting anyone who intrudes there mound repeatedly. There are also ants called red imported fire ants that can cause damage or harm to buildings and homes. An ant hill that is made inside or surrounding the air con unit will ultimately destroy the unit.

Thousands of Leaf cutter ants or red ants will attack a vegetable garden. They are not as aggressive and destructive as the fire ants, but they destroy and damage your plant tops in a confirmed time. The Florida carpenter ant is a red-black and pure black flying ants with a length of of an inch are not so common compared to the fire ants. Very colony of the carpenter ants will create adult ants with wings once every year to look for a new place that can be their location to be able to start new colonies. Carpenter ants choose soft woods that are decaying to pass into and build their nests.

There are some methods of getting rid of these ants in your lawn or garden starting with organic pest control procedures. You can begin by pouring boiling water into the ants for them to be drowned with as much as boiling water of three gallons to drown each ant hill or ant mound. You can use a natural repellent like water and citrus after the boiling water. You can also blend it using a blender before pouring it over the mound of the ants. Another example of remedy that is natural is combine equal measurement of borax and sugar. Then put the mixture of borax around your yard in small boxes or containers like jars because its lids can work better ants have an attraction to the borax or sugar, these ants will carry it back to the anthill and after one or two weeks, the borax or sugar will kill the anthill. Another example of natural remedy is the usage of cream of wheat or grits. Sprinkle the cream of wheat or grits over the anthill. The ants in there will consume the grits and those grits will explode hnside their bodies after expanding. This procedure is well known to kill ants in just one day or two.

One more deterrent that is still natural for the ant invasion is planting a mint, but keep in mind that mint is a very persistent plant and can invade your garden more you wanted it to be. If you prove that mint are very aggressive, prepare a strong mint tea to make a natural insecticide and put in all over the mound. However, if you still cannot treat an ant invasion with all the natural remedies, the choice of chemical can be an answer to your problem.

Bear in mind that ants are strong creatures and taking them away from your yard is proven to be hard. It is necessary to have multiple attempts before having complete removal of ants from your place. If you still cannot succeed by all your means, it is better to call a professional pest management for the remedial option.