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  • Eye Spy Ants

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    One of the downsides to the nice weather is the sudden appearance of ants and other insects in your home. If you're house has suddenly become a haven for ants, here are some tips to get rid of them.

     

    When ants invade your home, it's time to battle. You don't have to use ant baits with pesticide in the traps, however, since there are several natural solutions to getting rid of ants and keeping them out.

    Dealing with the Ants Already in Your Home

    Probably the most commonly used ingredient in house ant control is Borax. Previously we've suggested a 50/50 solution of Borax mixed with sugar placed in a small cap, since most ants are drawn to sweet things. Jonathon Hatch writes on Get Rid of Things that the sweet-based ant baits work for getting rid of Sugar Ants (a.k.a. House Ants or Pavement Ants; those little brown ants that make mounds in the pavement), Pharaoh Ants (golden ants with voracious appetites), and Argentine Ants (long dark ants). If you live in the south where red fire ants swarm or have carpenter ants, unfortunately insecticides seem to be most effective.

    esides Borax, you could also sprinkle a baby powder firewall near the ants' point of entry to make ants inside your home lose their scent trail, get lost, and eventually die.

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