I am extremely happy we are enjoying the latest warm up here in Michigan. I didn’t think winter was ever going to end. As happy as I am to be enjoying 75 degree days I am not happy with the return of the ants.
Over the years I’ve tried just about every product on the market to rid my home of ants. Some products work for a while and then just when I think I’ve gotten them (the ANTS) beat I see another ant. We live in an area surrounded by trees, I’m told the trees are the reason why we have so many ants trying to come in and take over our home each spring. Because I’m not allowed to go out and cut down every tree in the neighborhood I’m forced to continue to look for solutions to our ant problem.
One of our main issues with our ant infestation is we have been taken over by 2 types of ants. The smaller brown ants and the larger black ants too. The smaller ants are a nuisance but usually are controlled with home remedies like boric acid, various sprays or those cheap ant baits you find at the dollar store. Mind you I said controlled, not completely eradicated.
The larger black ants present more of a danger because they bite. The bites hurt and can easily become infected. This year I’ve decided to Remove Ants from my home totally. I will not have them invading my home, causing me undue stress and loss of cash because they’ve infiltrated a food or drink.
Ants Graphic by Moxie Pest Control
If you have any remedies that have worked for you in getting rid of ants please share them. In the meantime I will keep you updated on how well we are doing in keeping the ants outside.