It's been a while since I've provided you with a new tip for getting rid of ants. I'm always on the hunt for new and innovative ideas for dealing with ant problems, so I can post them on this blog for the various readers out there. Many of you have ants in your garden or they're invading your backyard. Sometimes it's not practical to boil 5 gallons of water and dump it on the ant hill, otherwise you'd risk killing the grass or plants in the nearby vicinity. This is counterproductive when you're trying to get rid of ants naturally.
I was reading an article about gardening naturally, and a reader submitted a tip to effectively eliminate ants from their garden. I thought it was so interesting and easy to employ that I thought I'd present the ideas to you as an effective way to get rid of ants organically. This little tip can be used as a very effective way to get rid of ants in the garden. It's so simple you only need two natural ingredients to do it. You actually may be growing this very vegetable in your garden right now!
First of all, you need to figure out where the ants are coming from. If there's one or two ants, you can't effectively administer ant control techniques. You need to identify the source. If you find the ant hill, great - you're on the right track. Once you've identified where ants are coming from, you'll need to "cook up" this very interesting ant control product.
Go to the grocery store and buy some onions (yes, onions). For a gallon of this ant fighting solution, I'd recommend 3 onions. Chop the onions up and boil it in a gallon of water. Once the onions start getting soft in the boiling water, mash them up with a spatula or some other equivalent utensil. Continue to boil for about 30 minutes, so that the onion can be effectively absorbed into the water. After that is complete, allow the onion water solution to cool. Run the solution into a strainer and into a bucket (or a milk jug) of some sorts. Here's where it gets interesting... set the solution out in the sun for a week or so. This will give the time for the onions in the solution to begin decomposing and will generate an awfully pungent smell. Don't directly sniff this, as you will probably pass out! Pour this decomposed onion solution around the anthill and say sayonara... or hasta la vista, baby! For the best results, start further away from the anthill and spiral inward towards the opening.
The best part of this ant extermination technique is that it is completely natural. There are no harmful chemicals to employ... just onions (which you might already be growing in your garden) and water (which you need to keep your garden alive). That's it... totally safe and a completely organic way to get rid of ants. Hopefully this method will be the end of your ant problems. If this doesn't completely eliminate your ant problem, try some of the other techniques mentioned on this site. Sometimes it takes a multi-pronged attack or one that is specialized towards a specific species of ant.