The most effective ways to deal with ants in the area

22.07.2019 Diseases and Pests

Fight with ants - not too easy task. The maximum effect is achieved by the use of chemicals - insecticides. But it is not always possible to use them in a summer cottage. Everyone is trying to protect their site from chemistry. There are several proven folk methods that will help you forget about the pest. They are united by one thing - they help fight goosebumps without harming humans and the environment.

Odor repellent

There are a number of plants that have a deterrent scent for many insects. To prevent the appearance of ants on the site will help growing:

  • Luke;
  • garlic
  • marigolds;
  • parsley.

restanija ot muravjevTo repel insects, you can use products and dried plants, the smell of which can not tolerate goose bumps. You can place it near the anthill or shower it with the following substances:

  • tobacco;
  • ammonia;
  • laurel;
  • anise;
  • valerian;
  • Red pepper;
  • cinnamon.

The disadvantage of using fragrant products is that the smell quickly disappears, and also disappears after rain.

On a note!
Between the rows of strawberries, it is advisable to plant garlic. About fruit bushes sow calendula. She scares off ants and attracts a ladybug that eats aphids.

Mechanical way

The most radical way to get rid of pests. It involves digging an anthill out of the ground with its subsequent transfer to a new place. This method is resorted to if other options for the struggle have failed. Perform the procedure in a special suit.

Dig the anthill as deep as possible, put the whole earth with insects and larvae into a bucket or wheelbarrow. Goosebumps are taken as far away from the site as possible.

On a note!
So that the insects do not build their dwelling in the same place, the pit is carefully sprinkled with ashes from the furnace or salt.


This method is based on the use of products attractive to pests. The bait may be poisonous or non-toxic. Poisonous substances are used if necessary to kill insects, and non-toxic ones are chosen if you need to take goosebumps off the site.


Poisonous baits are prepared on the basis of boric acid or boron. They have the same effect on insects.

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There are several options for lures.

  1. Sugar based. 6 tbsp. l sugar mixed with 1 tsp. boric acid. It is advisable to add a little honey. The mixture is poured 2 tbsp. water, mix. The resulting poison is poured into small containers, for example, plastic caps, and placed on the site.
  2. Bait with glycerin. The third part of tsp boric acid, 2 tsp. glycerin, a little honey, 1 tbsp. l water and sugar (optional) mix and sculpt small lumps.
  3. With yolk and potatoes. Boric acid (1 tsp), 1 tsp sugar, 3 boiled potatoes, 3 egg yolks are mixed until smooth. From the resulting test, balls are molded and laid out on the site.

For non-toxic traps take various sweet foods (sugar, powdered sugar, honey, jam). They are placed off site. Most often, this method is used to move goosebumps from the house to the street, but you can try to take them out of the plot.

Most effective fight ants on the plot using several methods at once. Fighting with alternative methods is less effective than using insecticides. If there are a lot of pests, then complete destruction will take a lot of time.

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