• Keep a small spray bottle handy, and spray the ants with a bit of soapy water.
• Set out cucumber peels or slices in the kitchen or at the ants’ point of entry. Many ants have a natural aversion to cucumber. Bitter cucumbers work best.
• Leave a few tea bags of mint tea near areas where the ants seem most active. Dry, crushed mint leaves or cloves also work as ant deterrents. More tips: storify.com/pestcontroltips/how-to-get-rid-of-bed-bugs-55a35873da06fc3e559b2e27
• Trace the ant column back to their point of entry. Set any of the following items at the entry area in a small line, which ants will not cross: cayenne pepper, citrus oil (can be soaked into a piece of string), lemon juice, cinnamon or coffee grounds.
• Mix one liter of water, one teaspoon of Borax and a cup of sugar. Soak cotton balls in the solution and place them in a small yogurt container with holes punched in the lids to allow ants access. Place container in a location where ants are present. Ants will carry the bait back to their colonies where it will eventually kill the colony. Important: use indoors only; must be kept away from pets and children.
• Leave a small, low wattage night light on for a few nights in the area of most ant activity. The change in light can disrupt and discourage their foraging patterns. Check this website bugsremovaltips.yolasite.com/Bed-bug-removal.php
How to Do Your Own Pest Control
Start with prevention. The best way to handle one’s own pest control is to start with keeping their home or office protected from infestation. Maintain a clean environment (no food crumbs, open sources of water, humid and cluttered areas) and keep walls, windows and doors sealed and secured. Breaches in house and building structures are key opening for rodents and insects to find their way in. More facts: getridofbugs.jimdo.com
Determine the pests. Finding out what type of pest needs to be controlled is a necessity. Start with making note of what is seen. Are insects running around? What do they look like? What color are they and what type of nests are being found? If there are rodent pests, make note of what they look like, what type of damage is being done (holes in walls, chewing of paper and food) and even what type of droppings are found and sounds are being heard. Check what’s been seen against encyclopedias and online photos to determine what pest is visiting.