3 Effective Ways To Get Rid Of Sugar Ants And Keep Them Away For Good
April 26, 2019 17:11 By Fabiosa
What can be more annoying than little bugs invading your home and targeting your food? Sugar ants come in groups, so where there's one, there's another one. Once you notice them in your house, you should know that you're going to have to bring out the big guns and fight them. But don't worry, we're here to give you all the necessary information about sugar ants, including what brings them to your home, how to get rid of them, and avoid seeing them ever again.
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Where are they coming from?
Sugar ants are attracted to our leftovers, especially sweet and greasy. They are extra active in summer, as heat is their friend: they feel more comfortable in warm climate, and food smells stronger when it's hot outside.
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These annoying bugs have very strong sense of smell, so they react to any scraps of food around your home and head for it. In addition, a sugar ant leaves a trail for his little friends to follow, so even one ant can lead to an infestation. Best advice to avoid ever getting sugar ants at your home is keep it clean, isolate all your food scraps, and don't keep anything out in the open.
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So, what to do once you spotted the little buggers in your home?
Getting rid of sugar ants
There are 3 effective ways you can protect your house and say goodbye to those annoying insects.
1. Borax and sugar
Add 1.5 tablespoons of borax and 0.5 cup of sugar into 1.5 cups of water. Soak cotton balls in the solution and put them on jar lids in places where you notice sugar ants.
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2. White vinegar
Mix equal parts of white vinegar and water in a spray bottle. Spray the mixture on the sugar ants' entrance points, places where you see them, and on ants directly.
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3. Lemon juice
Add 4 tablespoons of lemon juice into 8 oz spray bottle and use the mixture the same way as the one with white vinegar. These two methods can help eliminate the risk of other sugar ants coming back to your home.
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Keep sugar ants away for good
On to the last and very important part. What do you need to do in order to never see sugar ants around your house?
1. Keep your kitchen sink clean and dry.
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2. Sweep floors after every meal.
3. Take your trash out regularly and make sure nothing is falling out of the trash cans.
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4. Wipe down your countertops with bleach every night to get rid off any food traces.
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5. Seal any irregular entry points to your house to control pests.
We hope these instructions will be useful to you and share any tips on how you fight sugar ants.
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