Instead of going straight to the chemical club, many specialist pest control companies recommend using health-friendly ecological agents.
Pest control tip 1: Determine the ant species for effective pest control
In order to be able to fight ants in the long term, it is important to first determine the type of ant. In this way, you can determine their living and eating habits and act accordingly.
Pest control tip 2: Follow the ant route and eliminate food sources
It often helps to find the destination of the ant route in the kitchen. Once you have discovered the source of food, you should remove it immediately and keep it locked. This is especially true for sugary foods and liquids.
Once the food source has been eliminated, the ants will soon turn off again and start looking for new food sources.
Pest control tip 3: Divert the ant route with food or drink baits
Since ants love foods that are high in sugar and protein, you can try to lure them away from their original route with a few bait. This works best with small traps made from sugar solution, syrup or honey.
Pest control tip 4: Consult a specialist in the event of severe ants’ infestation in your kitchen
If the ants have not only spread out in the kitchen but have already started building nests in the wall, floor, and ceiling area, you should definitely consult for pest control and a building expert.
Pest control tip 5: Strong food or drink smells disturb the ants’ sense of direction
Ants are very sensitive to smells and communicate mainly via fragrances, such as pheromones. With the help of which they can coordinate and optimize their walking routes. This is how the typical ant trails are created, which then meander through your kitchen.
For them, however, their keen sense of smell is both a blessing and a curse, because many smells abhor the small storage or material pests, as it makes them disoriented.
Ants find the following scents particularly unpleasant. They can be used to drive ants out of the kitchen:
- Cinnamon powder or sticks
- Bay and juniper leaves
- Lavender flower or oil
- Herbs like thyme, chervil, marjoram
- Centaury and lemon herb
Since the smells can evaporate quickly, you should refresh your laid-out track regularly in order to get rid of the ants in the long term.