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How to Keep Ants Out of Your Garden

Ants can be a pesky problem to have in your garden. Not only can they damage your plants, but they can also pose a threat to your property, especially if they make their way into your Orlando home. Fortunately, there are several natural ant prevention methods you can follow to quickly get nuisance ants out of your garden without harming your plants.

Natural Methods for Ant Prevention

If you are struggling with ant control, here are six effective ant prevention tactics for you to try:

  1. Borax and Sugar Solution

    A 50/50 mix will create a poisonous bait that attracts ants. When the ants bring the toxic bait back to their nests, it can kill off the entire colony.

  2. Diatomaceous Earth

    A fine powder made from crushed rock, diatomaceous earth can cut through the exoskeleton of insects, including ants. Sprinkle it around the perimeter of your garden to create a barrier that will keep ants out.

  3. Brewed Coffee Grounds

    Ants are repelled by the smell of brewed coffee grounds, so spread them around your garden to keep ants at bay.

  4. Baking Powder and Sugar

    An alternative to the borax and sugar method that is just as effective, but safer for ant-infested households that have pets or small children.

  5. Eliminate Aphids

    Aphids provide a source of food for ants known as honeydew. Therefore, eliminating aphids from your garden may help prevent ants as it will remove a food source that the pests crave.

  6. Vinegar

    Ants are not fans of strong smells, like vinegar. Mix water and vinegar into a spray bottle and apply it where you see ants.

While these natural, DIY methods can be effective at preventing ants, they only offer temporary relief from the potential threats that ants can pose to you and your property. Ants can spread contamination and cause painful bites to your loved ones if they manage to infest your home. Instead of attempting your own ant control methods, save yourself the time and hassle by relying on the ant control experts at Critter Control® of Orlando to permanently take care of ants in your garden.

Effective Ant Control Services in Orlando, FL

The experienced ant control technicians at Critter Control® of Orlando will quickly and safely remove nuisance ants from your property and keep them from returning. Instead of using dangerous and damaging chemicals, our licensed and trained experts use only non-toxic, eco-friendly, and safe ant control methods that pose no risk to you, your loved ones, or your pets.

To schedule your inspection and receive a free ant control estimate, call Critter Control® of Orlando at 407-295-7194 today.



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