Natural Ways to Get Rid of Ants

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A few natural methods of getting rid of ants include include the use of peppermint oil, and the process of sealing up cracks or crevices with caulk or weather stripping. Use peppermint oil in a hand-held mister with help from a certified pest control... View Video Transcript

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Mark Govan

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Hi friends I'm Mark Govan with ABC Pest Control in Largo, Florida and getting rid of ants naturally is something we like to do in our home as well as our customer's homes. A couple of things that we can tell you about, number one is peppermint oil. Peppermint oil can be used either in a pump up sprayer or a hand held mister. Once you get the peppermint oil, you spray it around the exterior of the home all the way around the outside of the house and that will help keep the ants and deter the ants from coming inside the home. Another product is called Borax and you can use that product. It's a fine white powder you can mix that up either maybe with your hands as long as you have gloves on and sprinkle that around the outside of the house or a lot of people will put it into a little dusting machine and they will actually dust it around the outside of the house and what happens is the ant comes in contact with the Borax and once he comes in contact with it it actually attaches to the ant and it breaks the cuticle thus drying the ant out so that is another natural way to go ahead and get rid of the ants. Something else you might want to do is to go ahead and seal up any cracks or crevices using caulk or silicone around the home or weather stripping on doors. All those are good ideas and things that you can do yourself to help get rid of ants the natural way. I'm Mark Govan with ABC Pest Control in Largo, Florida hoping you have a pest free day.