Ant Control Myths

September 3, 2018

If ants have invaded your home and you are looking for a way to overcome the problem without stress, you have likely found many methods that promise to help. While the internet can be a great source of information, you will also encounter a range of myths about ant control that can lead you down the wrong path, making it even harder for you to address the issue. 

Ants won't spread diseases or cause lasting damage but can ruin your food, so you will still want to contain them quickly if you can. Learning about the myths will help you decide what approach will get the job done at your property.

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Boiling Water Gets Rid of Ants

One myth that keeps coming up is that boiling water will get ants out of your home for good, but that is not entirely true. Pouring boiling water on ants will kill them on contact, but the temperature of the water will drop after a short period, and it will no longer harm ants at that point. In addition to being ineffective, pouring boiling water in or around your home can create additional hazards that you should avoid.

Cinnamon is an Ant Repellent

If you have ever gone on a picnic, you have probably heard that you can use cinnamon to keep ants away from your meal. This myth is rooted in truth but is not as effective as many people would like to believe. Even though ants will avoid cinnamon when you create a perimeter with it, this solution won't help you get rid of ants that are already in your home.

Vinegar Kills Ants

You have probably tried to use vinegar to kill ants at some point, and you might think that you have enjoyed small levels of success along the way. The truth is that vinegar does not kill ants or force them to leave your home. 

When ants find a source of food, they will create a scent trail that leads back to their colony to help others locate the meal. Spraying vinegar will disrupt the trail and make it a lot harder for other ants to find your home. But if you are currently dealing with the unwelcome guests, spraying vinegar is a waste of time and energy. It will not get the ants to leave, and you will still need to find a solution that will not let you down. 

Pest Control Solutions

When ants make their move and you want to get them away from your home, you can reach out to the team at Pest Control Solutions, for effective ant control, and you won’t regret it. The team will come to your door and learn about your needs so that they can use an approach that makes sense for your situation.

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