How to get rid of sugar ants naturally
Sugar ants can really be a menace at times especially when they come in massive numbers and invade maybe your kitchen or some other comfort zone. As a kid, my mother always had to combat these sugar ants while I just go over to our neighbor’s because I really hated the sight of so many sugar ants –the mere sight caused me goose bumps plus I was also a scardy cat. Thanks to my mum and the regular invasion of sugar ants, now I’m older and know several ways of combating sugar ants with ease without getting to use chemicals or dangerous pesticides.
There are a wide range of pesticides that can be very effective against sugar ants but in most cases pose a health hazard to us –you don’t need to worry about all of that anymore as this article will show you several effective natural methods that can help you get rid of sugar ants in no time.
Below are some of the most effective methods that can be used to get rid of sugar ants naturally.
- Mix boric acid and honey
The next time your home or space gets invaded by ants, you need not to worry. All you need to do is simply mix equal amounts of boric acid and honey and form into a fine paste –this serves as a bait in a trap and then place on a cardboard. You can place this trap at the entrance of the sugar ants and this will help you successfully get rid of these sugar ants. You can change the trap frequently until every last one is eliminated.
- Mix borax acid and water with sugar
A mixture of borax and water have been seen as very effective methods against sugar ants. Next time your home get invaded, mix 1.5 table spoon of borax acid and 1.5 cup of borax acid alongside 0.5 cup of sugar in other to get a well-mixed liquid. Now you can turn this new mixture into a spray bottle looking like a brand new insecticide and then spray along the ant trail or directly on them and then watch the magic happen.
- Spray the ants with white vinegar and water
Get a spray bottle like the previous method –add white vinegar and distilled water into your spray bottle and you can mix in equal amounts. You can sprinkle the vinegar at the entrance points of the ants and then the solution on the ants.
- Spray lemon juice around their perimeter
Little did you know that the lemon juice we consume can have detrimental effects in sugar ants? Well, now you know. Add 4 table spoons of lemon juice to a bottle of about 8 ounce –spray directly on the ants and you will see the aftermath. It will kill them and also discourage the others from ever returning.
With all of the above, sugar ants invasion will become a thing of the past as you now know 4 new ways of getting rid of sugar ants naturally.