How to Control Backyard Bugs


Ants

If you have ants inside your home, then getting rid of them can require everything from DIY non-toxic sprays to traditional traps or even professional exterminating. But there’s also the chance that they’re coming in from an outdoor nest. Keep trees leaves away from your roofs and windows to minimize their access points, and make sure your kitchen is crumb-free to make your home less enticing. If you do need to move a colony, the easiest, least-toxic ways involve simple solutions: BeyondPesticides.org suggests pouring soapy water in the hill – some of the colony will die, and the remainder will move. You can also use boiling water to flush out an anthill (but keep in mind this will kill the grass around it as it kills the ants).

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