Homemade Ant Killer - Useful Repellant Tips and Natural Home Remedies

Do you wish to make your own homemade ant killer?

If you've struggled with ant problems, you've probably heard about lots of different types of ant killers out there. The problem is that some of those solutions may allow the ant issue to recur.

That's why it's important to educate yourself about ants and then choose one or many of the available homemade ant killers to help you get rid of your ant problems.

A little background about ants

There are some things that you need to know about ants in order to properly get rid of them. This is helpful when you're working on a homemade ant killer too, because it can help you to effectively get rid of ants and kill them at the same time.

  • Ants leave a scent trail that allows them to get around. This is why they travel the same route over and over again. By getting rid of the ant scent trail, you'll help to deter ants and encourage them to find a new route to travel.

  • Ants feed on certain types of fungi, so if you can eliminate this, you will also eliminate the ants because they will no longer have a food source.

  • There are ways to destroy the digestive system of ants and this is one of the most effective ways to kill ants and eliminate them with a homemade ant killer.

Top methods for getting rid of ants

An ant killer home remedy will work in many different ways, but it might be best to take a multi-layer approach for the most effective ant prevention. Here are some good methods you can try that are inexpensive and effective.

  • Knowing the smells that ants don't like is one of your most effective methods for creating a barrier around your home. Used coffee grinds give off an odor to keep ants from coming into your home. Bonus: other bugs dislike the smell of coffee grinds as well, so you'll get additional prevention.

  • Bay leaves, chili, cinnamon, cayenne pepper and garlic are just a few other odors that repel ants naturally. While this isn't exactly an ant killer, you'll find that when you use these items in your home and even incorporate some plantings of things like bay leaves, cloves or mint, you'll likely have a much smaller ant problem.

  • One form of natural ant killer that people have used for ages is boiling water. If you have an especially bothersome anthill, boil a huge pot of water and pour it on the ant hill. The hot water helps to kill ants and you only had to pay for your time to make the water boil.

  • Citrus peels and cucumber peels are two things that work really well in killing the fungi that ants feed on, so wherever there are these kinds of peels, you'll find that ants don't visit. Sprinkle them around your home and into your soil for the best results.

  • For ants that are in your home, mix up a half and half solution of vinegar and water. The vinegar naturally repels ants because they don't like its smell, and it will also get rid of the scent trails that ants leave behind. This will help them to "forget" where they were and they should find new pathways to travel.

Before you rush out and search for pesticides to get rid of ants, consider using some great natural homemade ant killers. You'll save money and, when you use a multi-layered approach, you'll also find that you're ant and pest free for the whole season.

The tips and ideas given above should set you on your way to making your own homemade ant killer. All the best!

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