Household ants - this is an unmitigated disaster. These tiny insects manage to climb into the most secluded spots and spoil foods and a lot of other troubles. Getting rid of ants and homemade ant killer?
Under house ants usually involve small red (Pharaoh) of ants. Due to their small size they can easily penetrate into the house - usually through cracks in walls or foundations, heating and drainage pipes. Household ants especially attracted to sweet, so do not be surprised if you find them in the sugar bowl or a jar of jam. But the red ants are omnivorous, so if there is no sweet, they can encroach on other products, inadvertently left on the mind.
Because of his omnivorous ants home can be a source of infection - if the outside of your home have dinner some carrion. And if they nest in any appliances, it may well cause a short circuit, and you have to go to shop for a new one, for example, television.
How to expel these intruders? Getting rid of ants once and for all? First and foremost, you need to determine whether these ants come to you for permanent residence, or just go visit the neighbors. In the first case you need to find the nest and destroy it - or to withdraw completely all the ants will not work. In the second case would have to cooperate with their neighbors - even if you erase all the ants at home, they will still crawl from the neighboring apartments, while the neighbors do not destroy the anthill.
If ants have already wiped out in the garden all the caterpillars and beetles falling from the branches and began to apply for your possessions, it is time to adjust and their number, or some time later instead of the smooth lawn can be covered with mounds plain with numerous underground passages, inhabited exclusively by ants.
Pros build their nests; ants loosen the topsoil, thereby providing access of air to the roots of plants. In addition, ants enrich the soil with humus, nitrogen and potassium, which is very important, especially if a lot of clay in the soil.
Cons Adults ants need sugar, which they get by eating the sweet release of aphids and scale insects. At the same time they protect the aphids from their enemies, leaving them on the young shoots of plants and contribute to reproduction. Some species of ants in the construction of aboveground earthen mounds like as a framework to use the strawberry bushes, damaging fruit and delaying the growth of bushes. In addition, ants can sting, causing allergies.
The beds solutions. Before planting the plants should be watered land in the garden of "cool" with boiling water. And when the beds are already planted, ant nest can impose broken branches and leaves of tomatoes. In the garden. Wrap the trunk of paper taped on the fly. To her cleave not only the six-legged slogger, but also harmful beetles and caterpillars. You can still put on an aluminum "skirt" on the barrel and bend the foil, under which put foam. Ants will not cross the thin edge of the foil.
Homemade ant killer, method first, not for the faint of heart. Foam sponge moistened in a solution of honey or sugar, put on ants and waits when ants swarmed her, then delete the sponge in boiling water. If necessary, repeat the procedure. The method of the second, or testing of odor.
Ants are very afraid of other smells - anise, tomato, and smoked herring. To scare them enough to put the pieces of the above mentioned plants or herring, or sprinkle ant mounds ash mixed in equal proportions from the bark (in the form of chips), lime and soot, or dig the ground where the nest, and put it anti moll pills.
Make a saturated solution of boric acid and a glass of the solution add 4 teaspoons of sugar. From ancient folk remedies used to control ants, can be used in the first place poison baits. For this ant delicacy is mixed with various poisons and laid out in places most vibrant of their habitat: minced meat mixed with brown, yeast and honey, a quarter cup of water, 5 g of borax, a tablespoon of sugar, a teaspoon of honey, a glass of water, 3 tablespoons glycerin, a teaspoon of borax and honey, 100 grams of sugar.