How to get rid of ants getting into your home in spring and summer
Most South Africans are currently struggling to get rid if ants getting into their homes. So we have put together a few of the top solutions to solve your ant problems. Hopefully they help and please comment in the section below this post and let us know which of these solutions worked for you.
1. Vibrant Products – Ant Chalk – Miraculous Insecticide Chalk
Ant chalk is probably one of the most effective ways to stop ants from getting into your home. All you need to do is draw a line with the chalk at any door entrance or where the ants would usually get in. The chalk lasts for months and will kill and stop them in minutes. Just be careful as this chalk is toxic and needs to be kept locked away from children and pets. Use gloves when making use of the chalk. You can read more about the ant chalk here and you can find this product in any grocery store like Pick n Pay, par or Checkers.
2. Keep your house clean
The best solutions to keep your house ant free is to keep your house clean. If there is nothing for them to eat, there is no reason for them to be there.
3. Put Coca-Cola outside in the furthest corner outside your house
This method is not ideal as it sort off invites ants to your house but it does work. If you put a container of Coca-Cola outside your house in a small bowl, it will attract the ants and they will drown in the Coke. It works but the chalk option is the best we’ve tried so far.
4. Cinnamon Essential Oil
Cinnamon is a household and natural ant repellant. It can be used to get ants to stay out of your home but it’s not as effective as chalk.
Add a 1/2 teaspoon of essential oil with a cup of water and then you can take a cloth and wipe all areas where ants may come in.
5. White Vinegar
You can mix white vinegar with water or just use it as is as you would with the cinnamon solution, you can wipe areas where ants would come in using white vinegar and it should keep the ants outside.
We hope this helps with the ant problems and if you have any other solutions that works, please leave them in the comments below.