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Got Ants? Here’s a Few DIY Tips


Are you tired of dealing with pesky ants invading your home? Don't worry, we've got you covered! In this blog post, we'll share some effective do-it-yourself (DIY) tips to help you get rid of those annoying ants once and for all. So, let's dive in!

1. Boric Acid

One of the most popular DIY ant killers is boric acid. This white powder is highly effective in eliminating ants by disrupting their nervous system. To use it, simply sprinkle boric acid near ant trails or areas where you've spotted them. Be cautious when using boric acid if you have pets or small children at home.

Neem Oil as a DIY Ant Killer
Neem Oil as a DIY ant killer

2. Neem Oil

Another natural remedy to combat ants is neem oil. This oil is derived from the seeds of the neem tree and has insecticidal properties that repel ants. Mix a few drops of neem oil with water and spray it around entry points or directly on ant-infested areas to deter them.

3. Remove Food Sources

Ants are attracted to food sources, so one of the best ways to prevent their invasion is by removing their access to food. Make sure all food items are stored in airtight containers, clean up spills immediately, and regularly empty your trash cans.

4. Cornstarch

Believe it or not, cornstarch can be an effective DIY Ant Killer too! When ants consume cornstarch, it expands in their stomachs and eventually kills them. Sprinkle cornstarch along ant trails or areas where they frequent to disrupt their digestive system.

5. Diatomaceous Earth

Diatomaceous earth is a natural substance made from fossilized algae that can effectively kill ants without harming humans or pets. It is one of the most common natural remedies used. It works by dehydrating the insects' exoskeleton, leading to their demise. Sprinkle diatomaceous earth in areas where ants are present and let it do its magic.

Dish Soap Can be an Effective DIY Ant Killer
Dish Soap Mixed with Water can be an effective DIY Ant Killer

6. Dish Soap and Soapy Water

A simple yet effective DIY solution for getting rid of ants is using dish soap and water. Mix a few drops of dish soap with water in a spray bottle and spray it directly on the ants or their trails. The soapy water will suffocate them and disrupt their pheromone trails, making it harder for other ants to follow.

7. Boiling Water

For outdoor ant infestations, boiling water can be a powerful weapon. Carefully pour boiling water into ant hills or nests to kill off the colonies. This method is best suited for outdoor use as it may damage indoor surfaces.

Remember, while these DIY tips can help control minor ant problems, severe infestations may require professional intervention. If your ant problem persists or worsens, don't hesitate to reach out to professional exterminators like us at All U Need Pest Control for assistance.

By following these DIY tips, you'll be well-equipped to tackle those pesky ants on your own. Give them a try and say goodbye to unwanted ant guests in your home!

*A few other options that weren’t tested by All U Need is peppermint oil, brewed coffee grounds, essential oils, and white vinegar

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