Though Ants are hard workers and they live in unity, but still, ant invasion into your home can cause several problems. Even though you keep your kitchen clean and spotless, you are not guaranteed that you will never face any ant invasion problem. Just a piece of bread crumb or a drop of sugary stuff can bring the colony of ants into your home. Ants can smell food from anywhere and they get attracted to the sweet foods very quickly. If you have noticed the long trail of tiny black ants, then don’t wait long, take immediate action to get rid of ants in the kitchen.
Here you can find some of the easy and natural remedies to get rid of ants in your kitchen.
Clear the ant trail: If you see any single ant in your kitchen, then you are sure to see a colony in no time. This is because, all these tiny black ants wherever they go they leave trail behind, which causes other others ants follow the trail. Even if you sweep or mop the floor, it is not enough to erase the trail smell. You need a strong disinfecting cleanser to eliminate the trail. Otherwise, you can use a simple solution like mixing vinegar and water equal in a spray bottle, and spray the mixture all over the place and wherever you see the ant trial. This mixture does not kill ants; it can only erase the trail so that the other ants cannot follow the train to enter into your home
Soapy water: You can also use soap water to get rid of ants in your kitchen. Fill the soap water in a plastic bottle and spray the water on ants, or in the cracks, or wherever you see the ants, after five minutes you just need to wipe them off. It is much easy to clean and safe to use. Also, it is safe for pets and children. You can also spray the soap water in the garden as it is the easy way of getting rid of tiny black ants and other bugs.
Lemons: Mix one cup of lemon juice with four cups of warm water is a plastic bowl, then dip the towel in the mixture and clean the counters, inside the pantry and cupboard, and clean every surface of your kitchen and mop the floor with the solution, mostly at doorways and baseboard. The lemon repels the ants entering into your kitchen. Even any citrus fruit, including orange peels and cucumber rinds work equally to get rid of ants in your kitchen.
Spices and Herbs: some of the spices and herbs that are available in your kitchen can work as an ant repellant. Sprinkle some cinnamon powder all over your kitchen including doorways, windows, countertop, pantry shelves, cupboards and wherever you see ants. The strong cinnamon smell works like a repellant and helps you to get rid of ants in your home.
The other species and herbs that work as an ant repellant include:
- Chili Pepper
- Black Pepper
- Cayenne Pepper
- Bay Leaves
- Basil Leaves
- Mint Leaves