How To Get Rid of Carpenter Ants

how to get rid of carpenter ants - Borax Ant KillerThe first thing to consider when trying to figure out how to get rid of carpenter ants is to determine that they are in fact carpenter ants. One way to do this is to find pictures of carpenter ants and compare them to your invaders.

Carpenter ants are unusually large and black-ish in color. Some female carpenter ants have wings and are commonly mistaken for termites. Another way to determine that you have carpenter ants is to analyze their characteristics, habits and dwelling locations. Carpenter ants are generally nocturnal, meaning most of their activity occurs at night.

By activity, we mean coming out of the nest to look for food. They usually build their nests in soft, rotted or rotting wood. They prefer moist conditions. This could include any type of wood, inside or outside.

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Homemade Ant Killer Using Borax

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Making your own homemade ant killer using borax is a super easy solution for how to get rid of ants both effectively and cheaply. I have done this several times and it works! I’ve even made several of my homemade ant traps at a time and given them away to family and friends to use for ant control at their own homes. I figure, why not? I’m making a big batch of it anyway. I might as well fill a few more baby food containers with the mixture to help out others.

I’m so passionate about using this method for getting rid of ants that I created this entire website just to show others how to do it! It doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg to get rid of your ant problem. In extreme cases you may have to hire an exterminator. Store bought ant poisons are effective too. But making your own homemade ant killer is just as effective and SO much cheaper.

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Natural Ant Killer

commercial ant trapPesticides, insecticides, and other killers of all things creepy and crawly are often made of ingredients which could be harmful to the health of your home, family, and pets. So when you first suspect that ants have come into your home as uninvited guests, consider what you might be able to use as a natural ant killer rather than heading down to the the commercial ant trap or ant killer aisle.

Commercially available ant traps and killers often contain harsh chemicals and ingredients which might be harmful to your family or pets. This could happen simply from the use of a spray while children or pets are in the room, or if using a spray in the kitchen there could be a problem if any food or eating surface becomes contaminated. Harm could also come when the ant spray is not in use but is being stored in a place which children might have access to. If the spray is accidentally ingested or comes into contact with skin, it could cause dangerous problems to the health of your child. Avoiding this danger altogether will give you peace of mind about the safety of your children and home.

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Best Ant Killer – Store Bought vs Homemade

Best Ant KillerThose pesky little buggers which invade your kitchen or other areas of the house are a nuisance. Going to the store to buy an ant killer or trap is one way to get rid of them. But it is also simple and easy to make the best ant killer in your own home, which is effective, inexpensive, and safe for the whole family–as well as your cherished pets.

When deciding which options you have for the best ant killer, considerations need to be made based on a number of factors: safety, effectiveness, cost, and ease of use. Comparing all of these factors will help you to decide which is the best ant killer for the needs of your home and family.

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