Can You Kill Ants with Apple Cider Vinegar?
January 24, 2019
When you have an ant invasion, you’ll try just about anything to get rid of them. A quick internet search will come up with hundreds of at-home solutions you can try. So, what about apple cider vinegar? Here’s the scoop.
Apple Cider Vinegar for Getting Rid of Ants
Apple cider vinegar won’t kill the ants, but it could inhibit their hunt for food. Ants leave behind little scent trails that send signals to other members of the colony that there’s food nearby. (That’s why you see them marching in a line along your kitchen floor.) The smell of the vinegar can send them off track. Here’s how to do it:
- Mix one part apple cider vinegar and one part water in a spray bottle
- Spray where you see ants most often, including walls, floors, and countertops
- If you see a group of ants, spray them with the mixture (come back in an hour to clean them up!)
Unfortunately, apple cider vinegar likely won’t stop your ant infestation for good.
Stop Ants at the Source.
The only way to ensure ants stay away is to kill them at the source: the colony. It’s easier than you’d think. You’ll need an ant lure with a delayed poison product. Ants are social creatures and share everything with their colony. So, the ant will bring some of the “food” back and poison the entire colony, and ants (from that colony) will no longer be returning to your home. (For long-term solutions, you’ll want to work with a company, like Green Pest Solutions, who has a preventative program.)
Call Green Pest Solutions to Eliminate Your Ant Problem.
If ants have invaded your abode, contact Green Pest Solutions right away. We’ll happily come survey the problem and come up with a solution and a safe treatment program that works for you and your family. Call our team at Green Pest Solutions today at Green Pest Solutions.
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