One of the best ways to pest proof your home against ants is to seal up the openings to the outside. You will firstly need to locate a department store that carries silicone caulk. This is what you will be using to close up holes such as those that are in the walls behind the television where cable wires come in. After you have found the tubes of silicone caulk in the store, look for a caulk gun as well. This is the device that you will use to apply the caulk to the areas that will now be closed up and keep ants out.
Another good way to ant proof your home is to be sure that no big ant beds are near the entrances. For example, many times ants will start constructing an ant bed in or near your garage, so that they can have easy access to the cracks and crevices that will lead them to the inside of the house. Not only should you pay attention to the doors of your home, but you should also be sure that no ant beds are near the windows. You should simply walk around your house on the outside and take notice of any of them you see, which could be any species from carpenter ants to red fire ants.
One weapon against the nearby ant beds is vinegar. It is a very good home remedy, and you probably have a big bottle of it somewhere in your kitchen. You could mix the vinegar with water and pour it atop any ant beds directly outside of your home, but many folks don’t dilute it at all. This is because the stronger the vinegar, the lesser the chances of that ant bed reforming. You could also put some vinegar in a spray bottle, and shoot it at any long lines of ants that have made its way into you home.
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