Some of the ants are designated the task of workers, their prime duty is to gather food from nearby areas and bring it back to nest to feed others.
Sometimes they create new colonies nearby; it can be inside your home or your garden area. Then it becomes necessary to get rid of them by laying different traps.
Ants, you might not know, create secreted trail with pheromones for other ants to follow the path to their food source.
Eliminating these trails will break their trail and often confuse the ants following trail. There are various homemade traps that can deter the march of ants to your house. Let’s find them ourselves.
Sugar Ant Traps
Sugar is one of the types of food they are attracted to. You can use sugar to trap ants by mixing some poisonous material with it.
Do not mix too much poison otherwise they will not be able to take it to colony to feed same poison to other ants. Sugar can be used to trap ants in following ways.
Indoor Ant Traps
Chemicals are not always required to make a ant trap. Using household items, you can make DIY in-expensive ant traps.
Even if you have blocked their entry points to kitchen, ants are still able to infest kitchen. An effective and easy trap can be prepared in following method.
Ants are attracted to greasy things and will be attracted to this trap using peanut butter. They will consume it and take some for their fellow ants and queen.
And once other ants in the colony consume this peanut butter, boric acid in it will show its effects, eventually killing them in few minutes.
Pet-safe Ant Trap
Ant traps are easily accessible to pets in a house if laid without keeping them in mind. If you have pets at home, make sure they do not reach the ant traps.
Try following methods to keep pets away from traps
Natural Ant remedy
Diatomaceous Earth is lethal for ants. The granules of DE have very sharp edges. These can cut the body of ants, dehydrates them and finally kills them. You can make use of DE as a trap in following way
Ants can be trapped, using household ingredients, as we have seen above. There are other things in home like cinnamon, vinegar, salt, cloves, bay leaves and cucumber seeds which can be used to deter the ants from invasion.