When you open your cupboard and found a lot of ants gather on spilled sugar, you may be tempted to use powerful chemicals to eradicate them in an instant. However, pesticides themselves are harmful to humans, pets and other living things that benefit our immediate environment and should not be exterminated. The good news is that there are many ways to root ants without pesticides, so we do not need to use them at all. Start from making ant sprays and traps, wipe out all the nests, and get rid of pests from coming again, without the use of pesticides at all.
You can fill a bottle with 2 parts water and 1 part dish soap, then shake it so that the solution can be mixed evenly. When you see a line of ants, spray this solution on it. Ants will soon stop moving and can not breathe. Clean the dead ants with a damp cloth, and keep this solution for reuse later.
Preparing a dish of soapy water is another great way to eradicate ants. Fish them with traces of sweet foods to the plate. This method is effective for eradicating a group of ants, but not destroying all the nests. If the ant keeps reappearing, you may have to search and destroy the source. Soap water is a natural insecticide that can kill not only ants but most insects. Try also to eradicate cockroaches.
In addition, you can also use white vinegar and water. Ants do not like vinegar, and you can make cheap and easy insecticides with vinegar and water. Mix one part of vinegar and one part of the water in a spray bottle. Spray directly on the ant to kill it, then clean the dead ant with a damp tissue or wet tissue, and throw it away. You can also use vinegar and water as an ant antidote; spray the solution along the window frames, doors and other places that ants often use to enter. Some people have proven that the use of this vinegar solution to clean floors, windows and table or cabinets makes ants reluctant to crawl there. White vinegar is powerful as household cleaners, and do not worry, the smell will disappear after it dries.