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Anthill Organic Pest Control
Some outdoor ants such as Fire Ants are a real hazard. If you have ever stepped on a Fire Ant hill you know why. The bites are very painful and the welts last for months. If you are fortunate enough to locate an outdoor Fire Ant nest, there are two effective products that will get rid of these ants as well as many other ant species.
To kill off ants at the source you can use the artificial sweetener – Aspartame, more commonly known as Equal and NutraSweet.
Sprinkle three packets of Equal or NutraSweet on the largest ant mound. After 3 or 4 days you will notice that the number of ants declines. After a week, sprinkle another packet on the mound. By the end of the second week, the ants will be gone. Although many ant species will move their mound when they are attacked, Aspartame seems to kill the colony. No new mounds will form near the original one.
If you regularly use Equal or NutraSweet in beverages, on cereal, fruits and other foods, or if you drink a lot of diet soda, you may want to rethink your intake of Aspartame. The product is highly controversial although it is FDA approved.
This asian herb; – an essential ingredient in Indian Food is also a great organic deterrent for ants. Although it does not kill them, the ants will move their nest far from that location. Just sprinkle a good dose of the bright yellow/orange Turmeric powder at the entrance to the nest and into the opening, Sugar-loving pharaoh ants hate the stuff.
Puree of Orange Peel
Another organic method of destroying an ant mound is to puree orange peels and to mix it with orange juice. Pour the mixture over the ant mound. I haven't tried this one, but supposedly the acid in the orange peel is toxic to ants.
It maybe a mouthful to say, but this sandy-textured mix of organic dried and ground bones is a great non-toxic deterrent to ants. Diacomaceous Earth acts like jagged pieces of glass, scratching the insect's waxy outer shell and causing death by dehydration. Spread it over and around the ant hill. Reapply after rain.
Diatomaceous Earth is really a marvelous organic product as it also kills larvae (such as grubs) and it can be used as a safe dusting powder for dogs cats and other animals with fleas, ticks, lice and other external pests.
Remember, once the flow of ants to and from your bait trap diminishes noticeably, closeup the hole in the wall with a spackle compound.
Please feel free to comment below on whether the above methods have worked for you!