by April Reinhardt
(last updated June 29, 2009)
One of the most prolific pests, ants are seen my some as a nuisance and annoyance, but by others as a beneficial pest to gardens and plants. But if you've seen ants trailing across your kitchen countertop, then you probably want to find an easy—and safe—way to rid your home of the little critters. Here are some ways to keep ants away naturally, without using chemicals, pesticides, or insecticides harmful to your family and pets:
Keep all food in airtight containers, and clean up food after eating. Don't leave dirty dishes in your kitchen sink. Rinse the food particles away. Sanitize kitchen countertops with ammonia or a spray cleaner. Use general good sanitation within your entire home, making it less hospitable for ants to feel welcome.
Have Fun Getting Those Pesky Flies! Get rid of them with the original salt gun. Use a pinch of salt, pump the handle, turn the safety switch, aim, and fire. Kills flies within 3 feet with virtually no mess. Won't harm glass, windows, or walls. Check out Bug-A-Salt today!
Sugar ants are identified by their black heads and orange and brown bodies. They are most active around dusk.Discover More
Homeowners in the south have used hedgeapples for generations as a natural insect repellant. From the mulberry family, ...Discover More
Instead of reaching for that can of bug spray or buying toxic pesticides and insecticides, use two common household ...Discover More