As a homeowner, you’ve probably had the misfortune of dealing with ants in your home at least once or twice. Ants are one of the most common household pests that we deal with here at Wagner Pest Solutions. Therefore, we know just how difficult it is to get rid of them without proper knowledge and practice. So, let’s explore some effective steps you can take to get rid of them.
The first step to getting rid of ants is to identify what kind of ants they are. Different types of ants require different kinds of treatments, so it’s important to know what type you’re dealing with before taking any action. Once you’ve identified the type of ant, it’s time to start treating them.
One way to treat an ant infestation is by using chemical sprays and baits specifically designed for killing ants. These sprays and baits are available at most hardware stores and come in various formulas depending on the type of ant you have. However, they’re not always safe, and many homeowners end up using them incorrectly or without identifying the source of the ant problem. So, they call us.
Another way to get rid of ants is by using natural methods such as borax, white vinegar, essential oils, and diatomaceous earth. Borax is a naturally occurring mineral salt that can be mixed with sugar, water, or other sweet foods to attract ants away from their colony and kill them off quickly when they ingest it. White vinegar has acidic properties that make it an effective deterrent for many types of insects, including ants. Essential oils like tea tree oil, peppermint oil, lavender oil, and eucalyptus oil also work well against certain types of ants when used properly.
Finally, diatomaceous earth (DE) is a natural powder that kills insects by absorbing their outer layer of wax, which causes dehydration over time when left undisturbed on surfaces where the insects travel regularly. However, not all of these solutions are effective for keeping ants away, so you still may need a team of professionals.
Take Care of Pests the First Time
Don’t love the idea of tackling your ant control on your own? Don’t worry – Wagner Pest Solutions has what you need to take care of pests the first time! So, before these little creatures invade your home in Phoenix, AZ, give us a call at (623) 466-6752. We can also take care of termites, mosquitoes, and spiders.