You might think you don’t have ant problems until you see them outside your home. It’s important to treat the ants around the exterior of your home, so they don’t make their way into your home. Here are some tips on how to kill ants outside your home.
Contact Insight for exterior treatment
The first step in getting rid of ants outside is to seek professional help. In order to properly get rid of an infestation permanently, you must call pest professionals. This is because these next tips will work temporarily but not permanently. Insight Pest Solutions provides top-notch eco-friendly solutions to get rid of ants and keep them out for good.
Use boiling water
If you have anthills in your yard, this is a decent solution to the issue. You need a large amount of water per anthill to get rid of them. Fill a large soup pot with water and boil it. You then carry the pot of boiling water to the ant hill and pour it on the hill. Be very careful as you pour making sure not to burn yourself or the grass surrounding the hill. With this solution, it is important to remember that you need to do every hill in your yard. If you don’t, the infestation will surely come back.
Use soapy water
This concoction has been proven to aide in getting rid of ants outside because the heat and soap will kill the ants and prevent them from escaping. In order to do this correctly, you must mix 1 to 2 teaspoons of liquid dish soup with a gallon of warm water. After you have properly mixed the concoction, pour it into each one of the nests in your yard. If you do this in the early morning or late night, most of the ants will be inside and it will prove most effective.
Orange peels and vinegar
With this method, it drives ants away from your yard rather than killing them. To properly use this method to the best of its ability, you must mix equal parts water and vinegar in a pot and add 2 to 3 orange peels. Let the mixture boil and then turn the heat off. After this, let the orange peels steep in the water overnight before putting the mixture into a spray bottle. Spray the nests with the mixture you created.
If you are seeing ants around the exterior of your home, call Insight Pest Solutions to receive the best pest control Seattle has to offer.