The Antagonizing Ants

The Antagonizing Ants

How To Deal With Common Pests Around Your Home

by Megan Schmidt

If you already have a pest problem, or you are looking to take preventative steps to stop them, there are a lot of techniques at your disposal to keep them far away from your home. While they may not be the most traditional methods, you will find that they will do the job quite well. Give these 3 techniques a try and see for yourself.

Ants: Vinegar And Water

Have pets in your home? You might notice that ants will be attracted to their food bowls. This is especially true if you give your dog or cat wet food. You can prevent ants from going after the food by using a vinegar and water solution to spray the floor surrounding the bowl. You can make as much as you need by mixing 1 part water and 1 part vinegar. 

The solution will prevent ants from getting to the bowl, and cause ants that are in the area to not want to return.

Bees: Cover The Hive

It can be tricky removing bees due to the fear of getting stung. You will need to locate their nest, and then watch carefully for the queen bee to leave. You can identify the queen by her size, as she will be noticeably bigger than the others.

Once the queen is gone, use dirt to cover the nest. If there are stray bees, you can use a nontoxic spray on the nest to kill them. Once all the bees have been eliminated, cover the entire hive so that another queen bee doesn't make it their home.

Wasps: Use A Fake Nest

If you have wasps, you can actually trick them into thinking your home is occupied by hanging a fake wasp nest outside your home. Wasps are very territorial, and won't create a nest if they see the fake one hanging.

Insects And Bugs: Get A Furry Bug Eating Friend

There are breeds of cats that enjoy hunting and eating small insects and bugs around your house. Not only will they track down those pesky pests, but it is fun for them. It gives your cat an activity to do around the house when you are away at work, as cats are natural hunters.

Have a major pest infestation and these tips are not doing the trick? It sounds like you will need the help of a professional exterminator (such as one from Boris Pest Control) to remove the pests for you. They will have the expertise on how to remove all kinds of pests from your home, and advise you on how to keep them away for good.


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The Antagonizing Ants

Growing up, I lived in a home with a major ant problem. These pesky insects were especially bothersome during the driest months of summer. Without a moment’s notice, my parents, my sister, and I would find them crawling on our beds, our clothes, or our bodies. My father exhausted all means of eliminating the ants from our home. If you are dealing with a similar situation, don’t lose hope. An experienced pest control specialist can help you get rid of your antagonizing ants for good. This professional will investigate both the exterior and interior of your home in order to determine the proper solution for your problem. On this blog, you will learn the ways a pest control specialist can obliterate the ants on your property.