It can be very disturbing to find ants crawling all over the kitchen counter. My first thought might be to spray them with whatever bug spray I might have under the counter. But wait! I can’t do that. I don’t want to spray pesticide all over my counter where I prepare food.
There is an organic way to deal with this problem so I don’t have to use any pesticides in my food preparation area.
1. The first thing to do is wash down all counter tops and surfaces with a vegetable oil-based cleaner and hot water.
2. Store everything especially sugar in air tight containers.
3. Mix some white vinegar with water in a spray bottle and spray the areas where ants have been seen.
There are many organic items in the home that can be used to help get rid of ants. Some of those things include black pepper, cream of tartar, cloves, bay leaves, baby powder, flour, bone meal, powdered charcoal, boric acid, orange oil, red chili pepper, peppermint oil or dried peppermint.
Sometimes an organic method works well in getting rid of ants and sometimes it doesn’t help much at all. If you have tried everything and the ants still keep coming back then it’s time to call a professional. A professional will know how to apply pesticides in a safe manner so you won’t have to worry about the pesticides. Also, a professional pest control company like Tarrant County Pest Control can stop the ants from coming back with a money back guarantee.
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