Ants are one of the most common pests found at home. There are over seven hundred species of ants. The good thing is that only about twenty-five species infest homes. Most species differ in size. Some species of ants carry bacterial which they can use to contaminate your food. The only thing that they all have in common is that their sight is a nuisance to the eye just like every other pest. They are eusocial insects. In other words, they have a very organized and structured society which consist of the queen, the king, the soldiers and the workers.
Ants are always on the search for food and moisture; they are highly attracted to sugary substances which is what makes the kitchen a very venerable place for infestation. The big question is usually “how do they get in”; it may be through an open door or furniture brought into the house. Truth be told if you find an ant inside your home, there is a very high chance that there is a colony of ant somewhere around your house. Except it is a situation where an ant just wandered into your home. If that is the case which it rarely is, then you have nothing to worry about. Most insecticides are usually made with organic substances such as peppermint, lemon among others.
Moreover, insecticides are quite expensive to get. Peppermint is a non-toxic substance that can be used to rid homes of ants, though it does not precisely kill them neither does it destroy their hills. It just makes your house unfit for their inhabitation. Peppermint also is known as (menthe balsamea wild ) is a hybrid mint. It is a cross between watermint and spearmint. It was initially found in the middle east and Europe. But it is now cultivated in most part of the world.
Cultivating it around your house;
The scent of peppermint is enough to stop ant from building their hill near your home. Based on the fact that peppermint is a hybrid plant it is sterile in other words it does not produce seeds. So you should not have any fear that it will become a weed. Peppermint grows best with a good supply of water. It is always planted in containers to restrict rapid spreading.
Homemade peppermint oil spray;
If you probably see a large number of ants clustered together or you just want to make an anti-ant solution, then you could easily make peppermint with some commonly found ingredient at home
Fill ¾ of your spray bottle with water
Add two tablespoons of witch hazel to the bottle
Add 12 drops of peppermint oil to the bottle
Shake till you see a decent mix of the solution
Using peppermint based product;
Using peppermint based product to replace the cleaning product you would regularly use to clean your home is an easy way to get rid your homes of ant. Moreover, peppermint has a very nice scent that will keep your house smelling nice as it also keeps ants and other insects away from your homes. For more information, consult with your local pests exterminator near you add local pests exterminator around Mooresville.