Natural Pest Removal and Deterrent Strategies

Welcome to my blog—unless you are a cockroach. If you are a cockroach, prepare to get crushed! As you can probably already tell, I hate bugs. I have nothing against smashing them flat and dead. However, I am also an environmentalist, and I don't like the idea of using potentially harmful chemicals to deter, kill or remove pests. If you feel the same way, this blog is for you. I am going to explore everything from natural remedies to get rid of bugs to tips on choosing an environmentally friendly pest control person. Whether you have mice, rat, cockroaches, ants or other pests, I hope this blog helps you get rid of them naturally and efficiently!

Ant Control: Ways to Eliminate an Infestation


One of the most common pest infestations homeowners have to contend with is ants. The small size of these critters, as well as their ability to thrive in almost any environment, makes them one of the hardest pets to get rid of. Nevertheless, it is not impossible to eliminate an ant infestation as long as you know the proper techniques to employ. Below are some of the different ways that you can get rid of ants from your home.

Eliminate their entry points

Since ants are so tiny, it can be difficult to completely keep them out of your residence. Therefore, you would have to be extra vigilant when it comes to spotting their access points. One of the more popular ways that ants will gain entry into your residence is through cracks and crevices in your foundation, walls, flooring and more. It would be prudent to carry a thorough inspection of your home to establish these entry points and seal them with caulking. Ants can also make their way into your home through gaps in your window and door frames. It is essential to get a contractor to get rid of these gaps by installing snugly fitting frames.

Eliminate their sources of water

All pests require hydration to thrive. As long as they have a steady supply of water in your home, chances are you will have a hard time getting rid of the ants. The first thing to do would be to establish whether you have any leaking plumbing and fix it post haste. Even minor dripping would attract ants, as they do not require a significant amount of water. Secondly, you should ensure that there is no dampness in your home, especially in rooms that are rarely sued such as the basement. To get rid of the damp, invest in a dehumidifier that will keep attics, crawl spaces and basements dry all year round.

Eliminate their sources of food

Even the smallest crumbs left out in the open are a welcome attraction to ants. These pests can detect the odour of food from significant distances away and will steadily follow the trail of the scent until they reach the source. This is why it is essential that all surfaces be thoroughly cleaned whenever there has been food prepared. Secondly, any non-perishables food should be stored in tightly sealed containers as the ants can make their way through small holes in paper packaging.

Talk with a professional about ant control if you have consistent infestations.


28 March 2017