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How To Get Rid Of Ants In The Bathroom

by Greg on December 6, 2018

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Imagine sharing your bathroom with pesky tiny ants, not a pleasant sight is it? Ants are capable of entering anywhere in the house, dealing with ant infestations may be time wasting, especially when you do not know what to do. Fortunately, the following steps will help you get rid of ants from your bathroom.

Remove Food and Water

It may sound funny because you are dealing with ants in the bathroom and not in the kitchen. Yes, your containers for lotions, conditioner, toothpaste and soaps may be the reason ants are invading your bathroom so close the containers, and clean off spilled lotion, shampoo or toothpaste. Dry the water on the sink, tub, and shower with a towel. Make sure you put the toilet seat lid down, and keep bar soaps in a closed box.

Clean Bathroom with Ammonia Cleaner

Simply cleaning the bathroom may not stop ants from coming to the bathroom; you need ammonia cleaner to get rid of pheromones. Ants use pheromones left by other ants to locate their food sources. Cleaning the bathroom with ammonia cleaner prevent ants from tracking your bathroom with the smell. You can use soapy water to rinse off the surface.

Seal Entry Points

Sealing entry points also work for other parts of the house; if there are holes in the walls or any other place you think the ants are using to gain access, cover them with petroleum jelly with your finger.

Boric Acid or Citrus Oil

They both work like magic; put a few drops of boric acid or citrus oil in entry points to ward off ants. You can also use red chili powder or cayenne pepper if you do not have citrus oil or boric acid.

Borax and Powdered Sugar

Borax and powdered sugar mixture also help in getting rid of ants from your bathroom or any other parts of the house. Mix the same quantity of borax and sugar, and place it in opened bottles. As soon as borax and the acid in their digestive system mix, the ants will explode. The sugar only makes the borax sweet to the ants, and it does nothing more.

Soapy Water

Soapy water also helps in getting rid of ants; pour soapy water in a spray bottle and spray the ants on sight.
However, it is not an ideal long-term solution to your ant problem; you may end up repeating the process. The colony will keep sending more worker ants to your home. The best thing to do is to locate their nest and deal with it.

If the ant infestation persists after eradicating the nest, it is advisable to get a professional pest control operator near you. One of the things you enjoy from a Pest Control service company is professional advice. They will find the source of the infestation and give you a solution that best suits your environment. In addition, you have easy access to them in a case of emergency.

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