If your home is under an ant attack and you just don’t wish to resort to pesticides to tackle the issue, you have several options that will allow you to do just that.
One mix that proves to especially potent in the case of ants is 16 ounces of water, a teaspoon of cayenne pepper powder and 30 drops each of peppermint oil and tree oil.
This mix, once sprayed in the crevices that may be harboring ants, trails of the ones that have already invaded the house, as well as any location that has them congregating in large numbers, is sure to work its magic. You can increase or decrease the quantity of the ingredients depending on how much you need.
Borax seems to be a popular option and even though this is a chemical, it is often used around the house and doesn’t really count as a pesticide like some other chemicals. A mix of borax and sugar powder will act as a lure as well as killer in the case of ants and is a great choice.
Of course, if your problem is a major invasion and you have that gut feeling that you simply won’t be able to handle the attack by yourself, the best bet is to call in the services of an exterminator. A professional ant control expert will help you annihilate even the last ant that has taken over your premises, and if you let him know that it is only natural insecticides that you will allow on your property, an understanding professional will do just that.
These experts know all the tricks in the trade to not only destroy ants’ nests and kill them, but also know how to repair cracks and crevices as well as do away with other elements that may serve as ant population’s home in the future.