Summertime is great for spending time outdoors, but each year, like clockwork, with the warmer weather comes hoards of ants invading your home. While ants can be beneficial in the garden, their presence in the home causes many people to feel ill at ease. Protect yourself and your home from ant infestation by following these simple tips:
Keep your kitchen clean. The main reason ants enter your home is in search for food, so your first step in controlling ants organically should be to eliminate what's attracting them in the first place. Clean up food spills and crumbs as soon as they happen, don't leave dirty dishes in the sink, sweep and mop your floors regularly and store garbage outside of the home.
Keep food sealed. Store items such as honey and other sweets in the fridge where ants can't get to them. Make sure things such as cookies, bread and pet food are stored in airtight containers.
Eliminate foraging trails. Ants use scent-based pheromones to find their way to food sources. Wipe your floors regularly with an organic ant spray to eliminate the trail and to keep ants from coming back.
Ant Control the Organic Way
Safer® Brand has a number of organic ant control products that can help you on your quest to rid your home of ants without resorting to synthetic or man-made chemicals. In this section you'll find a number of products, including organic ant traps and sprays that are OMRI® Listed and USDA approved for organic gardening to help control ants in the home.
Safer® Brand Ant & Roach Killer: Made of D-limonene, pyrethrin and potassium salts of fatty acids, this powerful organic ant spray kills insects on contact. Poison and CFC-free, Safer® Brand Ant & Roach Killer is easily broken down by nature and contains no unpleasant odors.
Diatomaceous Earth Powder: Safer® Brand Ant and Crawling Insect Powder uses the power of diatomaceous earth to control ants organically. Also effective against roaches, earwigs and bedbugs, this product kills pests within 48 hours and can be used both indoors and out.
Victor® Poison-Free® Insect Magnet®: A 12-pack of our organic ant traps can provide months of protection against not just ants, also but silverfish, scorpions, roaches and more.
We're dedicated to organic ant control. Be sure to check out our full line of pest control solutions for everything you need to keep your home and garden insect-free without the use of harmful pesticides.