If you live in any kind of residence (which hopefully, you really do), knowing how to get rid of ants is a must. Ant invasions in the home can cause a lot of problems such as general disgust, loss of morale and starvation if not taken care of properly. If you see one or two ants crawling around in your house, do not think that this is something not to be worried about, especially if you see them from time to time. Because there is no such thing as two ants, but there is such thing as 2 million ants, as the movie Antz puts it. If a few ants are regularly making their way into your home, that means there’s a clear passage way for a colony to invite itself inside if you ever accidentally leave a viable food source that a few messenger ants happen to sniff out. So don’t leave your half-eaten sandwich out on the counter, put it in the fridge. And make sure that everything in your pantry is sealed tightly. How to get rid of ants in the first place? Prevention. Don’t tempt them, and don’t open the door.
If you find any openings where ants seem to be coming in, get some repellent spray and give them a good spraying. If you’re not partial to the toxic s
mell of repellent, there are some orange sprays that naturally repel ants. Or if you have the skills, patience and materials, you could seal up those holes and cracks. But how to get rid of ants if they’ve already invaded? First get rid of whatever the ants are being attracted to and dump it out immediately. Then, kill the enemy. Time to bring out the ant raid, but this can become tedious as the onslaught of ants can seem never-ending. In this case, you might want to invest in some ant bait traps. Open these and lay them around the openings where ants are coming in. Hundreds of ants from the colony will crawl in to eat this bait, so you’ll have to hold in your disgust and deal with it for a few days. But the bait is toxic and the ants will bring it back to their colony and kill off all the other ants, so in the end it’ll be worth it and you’ll have won the war.
Now, how to get rid of ants forever? There’s no permanent solution, but the best you can do is to minimize ant invasions as much as possible. You can do this by keeping your place tidy and keeping up your guard. Ants are feisty and they won’t stop at ways to invade, but you can do your best to put up a fight.