mom. Organic Gardening. December 10th , 2017.
Ants can be a pain in the bum, especially if you have garden in your home. They look like don’t pose a threat with their tiny size, but their best threat is their huge numbers. Ants able multiply easily and immediately. If they’re left undisturbed in your garden for some time, they will dominate the place; that’s not something your garden would like to experience. Not to mention the danger of ants to you and your family, especially the little ones. If they accidentally falls into an ant bed, they will be in pain, and could even need to be treated in a hospital. Your pet could also be easily harmed by them. It can get pretty disturbing to have ants around your place that you should exterminate them, but you should doing it naturally and organically so that it will be safe for everyone and the environment as well.
It’s only natural for gardeners to immediately looking for ant colonies in their garden and get a can of ant spray after found one. If you’re a Texan, you know that ant beds could become massive, especially if they contain fire ants. So, it’s better for you to control ant infestation from beginning before it becomes out of control..
Sometimes, insects become immune to chemical pesticides sold on the market. Because of overuse, ant poisons and bait will lose their usefulness and ants become immune after battling the same poisons over and over again. Furthermore, the chemical ingredients might harm other insects and creatures. Also, your children might get harmed as well if you don’t store them properly.
It can’t be denied though that some natural insecticides are harmful as well, but they are much less hazardous to the environment and overall less dangerous compared to chemical insecticides. You could even lessen the risk if you know exactly how to use, mix, and store them properly.
Organic or natural insecticides come from natural resources. Boric acid or borax, is a form of the mineral boron that can be used to kill ants. It can be blended with other substances like sugar and hot water to make borax soap that is harmless for your children and pets. You can spread it on areas on your garden which had been infected with ants.
Another natural and organic ant killer you can use is cayenne pepper. If you make it into a liquid and used as a spray, the cayenne pepper solution is quite effective to exterminate ants. This type of hot peppers is also can be used to exterminate other insects. You could add cayenne peppers as a new collection on your garden. Careful though, you don’t want to let your small children to access your pepper plants. It can be quite painful to eat one of those.
You can also use corn meal as an ant control method. It’s a better alternative to the more expensive poisonous chemicals. If you happen to grow your own corn on your farm, you may have already know how to make corn meal to feed the ants.corn meal is a food that the ants really like to eat, but unfortunately (or fortunately) they can’t digest it. They’re suffered with a severe case of indigestion and die.
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