How to Get Rid of Black Ants

Are you trying to figure out how to get rid of black ants? Black ants have a way of invading homes. Once they've found a way in they're everywhere: countertops, the floor, on food. Here are some tips to help you get rid of the black ants in your home.

Black ants are like any other ant; their primary purpose in life is to find food and bring that food back to the colony and their queen. In that regard, keeping black ants out of your house sounds like it should be a fairly simple thing to do; just cut off their food supply. Black ants look for food that is easily accessible: food left on countertops or tables, crumbs on the floor, leftover food or water in your kitchen sink. Make sure that you're storing leftover food properly and also that you're keeping your kitchen and other eating areas extremely clean.

If you've managed to keep your home immaculate and you still can't seem to keep the ants out, you may want to try to find how they're getting in. If there are cracks in walls or the floor that are allowing ants in, try sealing them up. You can also try natural spices, such as red pepper or cinnamon, which ants don't like.

Ant bait can work well in your home, if you're looking to kill the ants. This works by giving the worker ants poison to bring back to the colony and queen. The poison will kill the queen (or queens) as well as the colony. Without the queen to procreate, the colony will be gone.

If this doesn't work either, it may be time to look outside. You can try an insecticide, if you don't mind the chemicals. Keep flowers and dead wood away from your home to deter ants from moving in.

When nothing else works, it may be time to call for professional help. An exterminator is trained in getting rid of bugs, including black ants, and should be able to help you rid your home of black ants permanently.

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