When ants build a nest in our homes, it becomes a terrifying and horrible situation overall. While ants can be useful insects in the sense that they can kill other insects such as cloth moths and spiders, they can become a nuance. But when ants invade our homes and start forming colonies, it becomes absolutely essential to take action. Not only because of the irritation they can cause but also because certain ants like carpenter ants can cause damage. Getting rid of ants indoors is not an easy task. It needs patience and planning, and when necessary the input of a professional ant exterminator in Toronto.
There are several ways of getting rid of ants indoors and trial and error can go a long way when it comes to dealing with ants. There is no solution that fits all since every space is different and there are many types of ants that are common in the Toronto area.
The first step is to eliminate their food sources. It is very important that no food items are left outside open which will attract the scout ants from various corners. So, the first and foremost thing is to keep your house clean and tidy. Pouring soap water can also work. It will not necessary kill the ant population, it will, however, remove the chemical trail thereby preventing the other ants from following. Ants do not necessarily enjoy the odour of camphor and peppermint, turmeric powder, cinnamon, baby powder, vaseline and citrus oil.
These substances act as natural barriers that will also help to deter the ant population from travelling indoors. There are certain food items like cornmeal and cream of powder that most ants cannot digest properly and eating can result in extermination. Besides, these natural methods, there are many chemicals found in the market that work efficiently to destroy the colony of the ants. These are best avoided and their use is only recommended for licensed pest control technicians. There are many over-the-counter alternatives available such as ant traps.
All these methods discussed above do not eliminate an ant problem. They are simply suggested as alternatives to professional pest control. Where one process can work well for a situation it might not work at all for another. Call us: 647-931-6581