4 Home Remedy Recipes For Ant Control

Ant_PileDealing with unwanted pests is one of the biggest challenges you may face as a homeowner. The challenge is even more daunting if you’re trying to deal with ants inside your home and around your yard. They can be tough to get rid of!

If you are seeing ants of any kind, including little black ants, piss ants, fire ants, pavement ants, or pharaoh ants; try these easy do-it-yourself home ant control remedies:

1. Ant Dust Repellent

Ingredients

  • 1/4 Cup Dried Mint Flakes
  • ¼ Cup Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 Cup Rock Dust (From Nursery)
  • 1 Cup Garlic Powder
  • 1 Package Dry Enchilada Sauce Mix
  • 1 Cup Organic Alfalfa Meal
  • 1/2 Cup Cayenne Pepper

Directions 

Mix all seven ingredients together in large paper bag. Sprinkle the mixture wherever you are seeing ants on your property. This mixture will not exterminate the ants, but instead will create a protective barrier that will keep the ants away. Be careful to not get the mixture in your eyes.

2. Homemade Ant Bait

Ingredients

  • 4 Tablespoons Peanut Butter
  • 6 Tablespoons Honey
  • 3/4 Teaspoon Boric Acid.

Directions

Mix all three ingredients together. Place small spoonfuls of ant bait near foraging ants. They will not only eat the deadly poison, but will also bring some back for the Queen ant to munch on. If baited successfully, the ants in the nest should be exterminated within a couple days.

Cat_Food3. Ant Bait 

Ingredients

  • ¼ Cup Grape Jelly
  • 1 Small Can Wet Cat Food
  • 1 Teaspoon Boric Acid

Directions

Mix all three ingredients together. Place small spoonfuls of ant bait near foraging ants. They will not only eat the deadly poison, but will also bring some back for the Queen ant to munch on. If baited successfully, the ants in the nest should be exterminated within a couple days.

4. Simple Ant Spray

Bouquet_Of_AntsIngredients

  • 2 Liters Warm Water
  • 2 Tablespoons Soap Flakes
  • 1 Tablespoon Hot Sauce
  • 1 Teaspoon Sesame Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon natural castile soap (citrus oil and vegetable oils)

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a large spray bottle. Shake. Spray ants and outdoor areas that have been affected by the ants.

Ant Control

If you a being plagued by troublesome ants, try these homemade ant control recipes. If they don’t work, or for more serious ant infestations, it’s time to enlist the services of a qualified ant control professional.

Headless Ladybugs

A New Discovery of Rare ‘Headless’ Ladybug

It is said that if a ladybug lands on you it is a sign of good luck. This old myth proved to be accurate when a Montana State University student discovered a new species of ladybug that appeared to be headless.

Ross Winton made the discovery in a trap he set at a sand dune in southwest Montana. The MSU entomology graduate student was rather perplexed when he first saw the insect, thinking it was some kind of headless beetle. As scientists further examined the specimen, they were able to determine that the insect was actually a ladybug. The scientists also discovered the ladybug actually does have a head, but it’s hidden inside it’s thorax, much like a tortoise with it’s head tucked into it’s shell.

There have only been two specimens of the tan, pinhead-sized ladybug ever collected, with another female ‘headless’ ladybug found 90 miles away in Idaho. Scientists say that this ‘headless’ ladybug is the rarest species in the United States, and is quite an accomplishment considering the ladybug isn’t much larger that a grain of sand.

Scientists generally use male species to catalogue and name new discoveries, so Ross Winton was given the naming right to the rare ladybug. He decided to name it Aleenius Iviei after one of his Montana State University professors. It’s common name will be “Winton Labybird Beetle.”

English: A ladybug, (Coccinella sp., probably ...

Using Ladybugs as Natural Pest Control

Ladybugs are quite amazing creatures. Aside from being a favorite insect among young children, ladybugs are a favorite among homeowners and gardeners as well. They are considered beneficial insects, because many species feed on aphids, spider mites, and mealy bugs that traditionally wreak havoc on crops and destroy gardens.

Some homeowners and gardeners have a lot of success introducing beneficial insects into their gardens, flower beds, and property. These natural exterminators can provide a very useful pest control service. By providing appropriate living conditions, which require very little support, homeowners can encourage the growth and development of ladybugs and other beneficial insects.

Keep Your Eyes Open

The discovery of this new ‘headless’ ladybug is quite exciting news for pest control operators and insect enthusiasts alike. Scientists predict that humans have only discovered 20 percent of the world’s insects. Next time you’re out camping, or even in your front yard, keep a look out for any bug that appears to be out of the ordinary… You might discover a new species and get to name it!

Pest Control – Natural Flow

Yes it seems that the Wall Street Journal hit the nail on the head.  Even the big dogs in pest control are moving toward green pest control options.  In fact, the world’s largest pest control service now offers an All Natural pest control product.  Apparently they have been testing out different products and have found one they are happy with.  They even appear to have beat out the other large national competitors. Green is the thing.

All of this goes to show that Bulwark is still ahead of the curve.  As featured in the Wall Street Journal, Bulwark not only offers an All Natural Pest Control solution, but the customers on the service are happy with the service.  And the regular service that Bulwark offers is still the same low impact pest control solution that Bulwark has always promoted. As Bulwark’s executive put it:

When it comes to safety, Bulwark puts its technicians and employees first.  I know that may sound a little backwards since I said the technicians safety is my primary focus, but let me explain. I am most concerned about the technicians health as they are the individuals most exposed to the products.  I read the labels and MSDS for the pest products.  I have even gone beyond the MSDS of the product and into the MSDS records of the ingredients.  I have opted not use all natural products that contain silica due to research from other industries on this organic ingredient… Once I am satisfied that my technician’s health will be fine with products we use then in turn I know that the customers, their families, and their pets will be okay.

Bulwark’s leader puts it the best, if the technician is safe then customers will be as well, its the natural result of doing what’s best for everyone.

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