Ants are a common problem for many families, often building nests in gardens, alongside walkways or even in potted plants on the patio or deck. Here’s a simple, nontoxic solution to the summer scourge…
You’ll Need Just 1 Ingredient:
Pour the club soda into the mound slowly. The carbon dioxide in the water is heavier than air and displaces the oxygen which suffocates the queen and the other ants. It will take about two full days for the ants to completely die off.
Also, this will not work with very Large, well established colonies, only small mounds that have just popped up overnight or so. The reason why is because any colonies are frequently up to 20 feet underground, which means you’d need gallons to soda to even reach the queen, let alone kill her.
As I mentioned in the beginning, this works great along walkways or in the garden. Another thing to keep in mind BEFORE you attempt to kill ants is what type of ant you’re dealing with and why they’re there.
For example, Fire Ants have no real purpose in life aside from biting and making people miserable.
Also, it has been said that ants eat aphids (a common pest), this is not the case, ants actually Protect aphids in order to eat the the honeydew (the secretion produced by the aphid when it destroys the plant!)
Club soda does not leave any poisonous or toxic residue and is safe to use around pets and little kids.
It also will not harm your plants in the garden.
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