One of the most problematic kind of bug is the kind that won’t just infest inside or outside of the house, but that takes over every place that it can, both inside and outside. In Knoxville, ants seem to be exactly the type of insect that do this. If you have to deal with an ant invasion inside of your house and outside at the same time, it is almost always twice as hard to exterminate of the pests. We know you might not always wish to make a call immediately for Knoxville ant control, so Bulwark Exterminating has provided you with a list of four easy do-it-yourself ant treatments that you should use while you are having problems with any types of ants in and around your house.
Ant Dust Repellent
- 1/4 Cup Dried Mint Flakes
- ¼ Cup Ground Cinnamon
- 1 Cup Rock Dust (From Nursery)
- 1 Cup Garlic Powder
- 1 Package Dry Enchilada Sauce Mix
- 1 Cup Organic Alfalfa Meal
- 1/2 Cup Cayenne Pepper
Mix all of the ingredients with each other inside a big paper bag. Next, take this powdery concoction and dust it anywhere that you’ve noticed ants. This mixture won’t cause death for the ants, but it will repel them by acting as a safe barrier that the critters will not cross. Advisory: Be sure not to let this concoction near your eyes.
Effective Ant Bait
- 4 Tablespoons Peanut Butter
- 6 Tablespoons Honey
- 3/4 Teaspoon Boric Acid
Mix up the ingredients and then scoop out small spoonfuls of the combination by groups of ants. The insects take this poisonous mixture back to their whole nest, where they eat it and then it will get back to the queen. After the queen ant has eaten the poisonous mixture, the whole nest should be exterminated after a few days.
A Different Ant Bait
You can follow the same procedure as the one above, there’s just a moderately varied recipe. When carried out in the right way, it is going to produce similar results, killing the whole nest of ants within a few days.
- ¼ Cup Grape Jelly
- 1 Small Can Wet Cat Food
- 1 Teaspoon Boric Acid
- 2 Liters Warm Water
- 2 Tablespoons Soap Flakes
- 1 Tablespoon Hot Sauce
- 1 Teaspoon Sesame Oil
- 1 Teaspoon natural castile soap (citrus oil and vegetable oils)
Place all ingredients into a spray bottle and shake to mix. Spray this mixture in spots where you have seen ants, and you can even spray onto ants themselves.
When you are having ant problems in your building, attempt these homemade ant control methods. If they are not working, or there is a very serious infestation, you need to call Bulwark Exterminating to speak to a pest control technician about how we can help you get rid of them today.