Have you noticed ants in your home? Have you seen them sneaking into your kitchen or living room?
Although undesirable, ants are true friends for the environment. Encountering them in your garden is surely a good thing, since they help destroy thousands of pests and aerate the soil.
However, it is a different story when they begin to colonize our interior. They can become serious pests and pose a health risk for humans. With this in mind, how do you get rid of ants?
Natural solutions to get rid of ants
Before moving to the intensive method, we instinctively want to use natural solutions to make ants flee.
Among these methods, three stand out with their effectiveness:
Place coffee grounds on a small plate at the base of your walls and anywhere where ants are seen moving in order to keep them away.
Simply chalk the places where ants appear to ensure they never come back.
Essential oils and incense sticks
The essential oils of lavender and peppermint have been proven to work against these insects. Mix water and 5 drops of essential oil in a spray bottle. Apply it to the areas where ants are found to make them disappear. For slightly less accessible areas, you can also put an incense stick sprayed with essential oil in the smallest holes of your house.
There are even more natural ways to keep your home pest-free.
Using chemical products against ants
Ant gel and insecticide are effective chemical solutions for exterminating these unwelcome visitors. These products contain active substances that have a toxic impact on their breathing. They are easy to use, simply spread them where ants have been seen and they will ingest the product.
However, keep in mind that these substances are harmful to your health and will inevitably lead to the elimination of these insects.
Get a professional ant decontamination
When natural solutions and store-bought chemicals aren’t enough to get rid of an ant invasion, a professional intervention is a good solution. Decontamination companies are best equipped to permanently get rid of any harmful insect. They will be able to quickly analyze the situation, select the most suitable method for the problem and use appropriate equipment.
Calling a professional also means reducing health risks by avoiding the use of chemicals and limiting the damage caused by this invasion as quickly as possible.