How to get rid of ants with the help of vinegar and other effective remedies?
The ants that appeared at the dacha or in the apartment are a formidable symptom requiring immediate action. The fight against insects, as a rule, implies the use of such simple and effective means as vinegar and salt.
Someone manages to cope with uninvited guests with inexpensive ordinary shampoo, and someone has to excel in search of an effective solution to the problem.
Analysis of the problem and probable causes
Before starting a stubborn and victorious struggle, the owners of housing should honestly and objectively answer themselves to the following questions:
- it is customary at times to leave the dishes unwashed;
- whether everyone in the house closes the trash can with a lid;
- whether the apartment is cleaned regularly;
- is there a custom at home to store food in open food containers.
The exact answers of each person living in the apartment, at the dacha or in the house will determine how fast and effective the upcoming fight will be.
Breed insects can only be a method of correction of the situation prevailing earlier.
By changing the home foundations within the required limits, it will be possible to truly eliminate the cause of the spread of pests in housing - at home, in the country, in the apartment.
Vinegar in the fight with ants
One of the most powerful advantages of this tool is its safety.
The sequence of steps necessary to get rid of ants is as follows:
- preparing vinegar solution;
- you need to follow the behavior of pests in the house, identifying the trajectory of their routes;
- to remove insects, one should not regret the solution - and spray it abundantly;
- if the nest of ants is in the house, it is necessary to process it well;
- the remnants of the solution are wiped off all surfaces.
Household insect repellents, including a solution of vinegar, are aimed at eliminating the specific odor of pests.It is necessary to get rid of it, since it contributes to the orientation of ants in a large and crowded place.
The smell is contrasted against the background of the “aroma” of the means, sharp and unpleasant for the insects being destroyed. The result of its elimination will be a situation in which you can enjoy the cleanliness of the apartment.
Housewives are well aware of other means of dealing with such scourge as insects. This and salt, and other simple and improvised means. Below are the most popular methods for our population to destroy pests.
Option number 1
Home remedies in this case can be selected from the following list:
- lemon juice;
- harsh perfume;
- talcum powder from baby powder.
Each of them allows you to get rid of the ants through the effects of a strong odor that can scare away insects so much that they will not dare to return here ever again.
Option number 2
No less effective and the smell of coffee grounds. It also allows you to get rid of pests once and for all. This smell is extremely attractive to insects. And the whole secret is that the coffee grounds is for them a real ... poison. Hardworking workers bring it to the anthill and feed the uterus, with the death of which the infrastructure of the insect foci is destroyed.
Option number 3
Soap also has harmful components. It destroys the protective layer of the insect's skeleton, which very quickly dies from dehydration.
To get rid of pests with this tool, you just need to prepare soap flakes or a highly concentrated soap solution - and use the finished product.
Option number 4
Many people manage to get rid of the misfortune and with the help of such a mechanical means as an adhesive tape. Ants in a blink of an eye stick to the tape lured them. As a bait, you can use icing sugar and other sweet foods convenient for this occasion. Regular use of tape in the apartment: as needed.
Problem on the dacha
Ants that appeared in the garden or in the garden are extremely dangerous neighbors.Respond to their appearance is necessary operational, tough and decisive measures.
Even a small amount of these red-colored insects can lead to catastrophic consequences for the whole site. Their nests are located deep underground and can destroy the root systems of trees. When finding a nest in the garden you should not wait for a rich harvest of fruits and berries, vegetables and greens. In addition, pests can spread in the house.
A competent approach to this problem will help to quickly cope with it.
Folk "storages" store such methods of struggle as the use of strong smells of laurel and anise, mustard and parsley, tomato leaves, tansy, etc. The leaves and stems of these plants unfold on the ant trails. You can also tie them with a harness around the tree. The smell of harsh aromatic herbs will scare off insects, and they will leave the previously chosen territory.
Ant driveways and mounds in the garden and garden are best sprinkled with drinking soda or ash in combination with lime and finely chopped wood bark.
How can you still remove pests in the garden and in a private house?
A special threat to the site are black garden ants.Traces of their stay within the country estates are small holes on the ground. In summer, aphids become their food.
Together they become a kind of harmful community. If there is a large number of aphids in the garden, this complicates the problem: after all, it is due to the aphids, which are peculiar to domestic animals, that the ants multiply much faster.
To conduct this fight against pests in the garden is possible with the help of such available chemical preparations as "Muravied", "Muratsid".
They need to be diluted in water and treated with the prepared solution. It is permissible to use the funds also in a private house on the street.
On sale there are also sticky plastic and paper traps. To feel the effectiveness of their application, only 2-3 weeks will suffice.
Simplicity of preventive measures
It is relatively easy to get rid of ants, but it is much easier to prevent their occurrence in general. All that is needed is not to leave open food and bread crumbs on the table and on shelves, in the refrigerator; keep the house clean.
And it is also recommended from time to time to apply chalk to the most “dangerous” places, which will perfectly repel insects. Living in a clean and well-kept apartment and the absence of unnecessary trouble are worth the effort.
Competent and regular care of the land plot will also allow you to quickly and inexpensively solve the problems associated with the appearance of numerous harmful insects.