Here's how you can get rid of ant infestation with household items

Are you tired of having your pantry and home overrun with ants? Here are some easy household items that will help you solve this problem.

How to get rid of ant infestation with household items
How to get rid of ant infestation with household items

Ants usually build their nests outside but if you happen to have the misfortune of them infesting your home, it can be a serious headache. It is certainly no fun to find them in your food, or crawling behind your kitchen cabinets or even making their way to your linens. Here are some simple household items which can help you get rid of any ant infestation, no matter how serious.

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Baking soda

According to Homes and Gardens, baking soda is very effective way of getting rid of ants. You can lace the food that attracts them with baking soda. Or if you know where their nest is, you can also get rid of the whole colony by dusting baking soda there.

Homemade solution of white vinegar and baking soda

The report also states that you can use a combination of baking soda and white vinegar to create your own ant spray. Dust baking soda over the ant nest or colony and then spray white vinegar over it afterwards.

A mix of baking soda and vinegar is an effective way to get rid of ants  Hakase_

Glass Cleaner or Liquid Detergent

As per Healthline, a mixture of glass cleaner and liquid detergent is another effective way to manage an ant infestation. This is because the chemicals in the liquid solution help wipe away the pheromone trace that ants use in order to keep track of the places they frequent.

For this, all you need to do is mix cleaning spray with liquid detergent and spray the mixture on those areas of your house where ants seem to appear most frequently. Wipe down the area after spraying but do not wipe away all the solution. Leave a light residue behind.


Healthline also states that if you want to deter ants from certain areas of your house, putting ground pepper is an effective remedy. Ants do not like the smell of pepper and hence, would keep themselves away. Both red or black peppers work in this case.

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