Few things you could do to control ant infestation in your home :
Ants can be annoying and its bite could be painful leading to allergies, sometimes severe. Pest control becomes inevitable once you find ant infestation in your house.
- Locate the ant colony: Identify the location of the ant colony, and then try to eliminate it. This can often be done by pouring boiling water or a mixture of water and vinegar directly into the colony.
- Use bait: Ants can be lured away from your home using bait. You can use store-bought bait traps or make your own using sugar water or boric acid.
- Clean and Sanitize: Clean and sanitize your home to remove any food residue, crumbs and spills that might attract ants.
- Seal entry points: Check your home for any cracks, crevices, or gaps that ants might be using to enter your home and seal them off with caulking or weather-stripping.
- Use natural repellents: Some natural repellents such as peppermint oil, citrus peels, and cinnamon can help keep ants away.
- Professional pest control: If ant infestation is severe and you are unable to eliminate the ants on your own, consider hiring a professional pest control service.
It’s important to note that different species of ants may have different characteristics and behaviors, so what works for one species may not work for another. It’s also important to be consistent in your efforts to keep ants out of your home.