Summer is a great time for fun outdoor activities. Unfortunately, that's also the time that ants come out to play. Those pesky ants can ruin just about any picnic, especially when they decide to dine on you and your food. You don't have to stay indoors just to avoid the ants. Here are a few natural ways to keep ants away from your outdoor fun.
Sprinkle A Little Salt On The Subject
Ants don't like salt. In fact, they will go out of their way to avoid it. The next time you head outside for a picnic, don't forget to bring a little extra salt with you. Once you have everything set up, sprinkle a line of salt all the way around the perimeter of your picnic site. The ants will stay away, and you'll be able to enjoy your picnic in peace.
You can also use this method to keep ants out of your home. All you have to do is sprinkle salt around the foundation of your home. The ants will stay out of your home. Be sure to add a new line of salt after rainstorms.
Splash On The Lemon Juice
Want to keep ants off your patio and add the fresh scent of lemons? Splash some lemon juice around and the ants will stay off your patio. This lemony solution will also keep the fleas away. All you have to do is fill a spray bottle with water and add 1 cup of lemon juice. Spray your patio with the lemon water to keep the ants and fleas away.
If you want to keep the ants out of your house, you can use this same solution to mop your floors and clean your counter tops. The ants and fleas will stay out of your home.
Take Lemons To The Source Of The Problem
If you have ants in your yard, it's a sure thing that you have an anthill somewhere in your yard, too. Killing the ants that find their way to your patio or into your home is only half the battle. To really take care of the problem, you need to go directly to the source. This natural method will kill the ants inside the anthill.
Place one cup of lemon peels in a food processor and chop them to a fine pulp. Slowly add two cups of warm water to the processor and continue mixing for about a minute. Take the solution out into the yard and pour it onto and into the anthills.
Now that you know how to take care of the ants that are trying to ruin your summer fun, go ahead and use these methods to get rid of them once and for all.
If these DIY methods aren't enough, you can always contact your local pest control professionals, like Cavanaugh's Professional Termite & Pest Services or others, to help you solve the problem.