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Control Ants In The Lawn, Garden and Paving

Ants can quickly swell to large colonies which can take over a lawn and garden. Thankfully there are a lot of ways to control ants naturally, without us doing any harm to the environment. So put away those bug sprays and ant dusts and do these things instead.

Mow lawns higher and keep lawns healthy, ants will struggle to survive in a lawn which has a long leaf and a thick healthy sward.

Pruning vegetation on bushes where ants are colonising nearby will remove the shelter for the nest, forcing the ants to move on somewhere else.

Ant nests can have soapy water poured over and inside them, ants hate soap and will most often die from exposure - using real soap, and not detergent.

Ants in paving can be prevented by mixing up 1 part white cement with 10 parts white sand, and then filling in the paving crack with this mixture. It's a great deterrent to stop ants from being able to live under paving as it can block their access points with a semi-hard barrier.


Naturally Control Ants In The Home

When we have ants in our lawns and gardens, many will often find their way into our homes too. In fact, many of the outside ants may be using the inside of your home as a food source. So here are some methods to naturally rid your home of ants.

Keep floor surfaces, bins, stovetops and benches clean, including picking up pet food at night.

Ensure known containers of previous infestation have been sealed properly.

Known ant trails, and known ant infestation areas can have Pepper placed in the area as a natural deterrent.

Known gaps where ants access the home should be caulked or otherwise filled to prevent future access.

Lastly, a small handy spray bottle filled with soapy water will kill ants and destroy their scented trails - remember to use real soap and not detergents.





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