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Since most ants are not dangerous, it is advisable to use non-toxic methods of ant control. By eliminating access to food, shelter and water, the number of ants in a house can be reduced.  Food should be placed in tightly sealed containers with gaskets and there should be no crumbs or sticky spots. All organic matter in waste bins should be properly covered with a lid. All surfaces and floors where food has been kept should be cleaned frequently to wipe away the pheromone trail left by ants.

House plants should be surrounded by sticky barriers, which cannot be crossed by ants. If ants nest in a pot, the pot should be flooded with water, so that they leave the pot.  Access points like cracks in the doors and windows should be sealed using a silicon seal or petroleum jelly.  Food sources like pet food should be surround by soapy water, so that ants cannot swim across. Flooding an area with soapy water will also kill the ants.

Find out how the ants are entering the house and where the nest is located. If  the nest is located in the house, it can be destroyed. If  the nest is outside the house, the food source can be removed and the trail blocked using natural methods. Some species of  ants are repelled by cucumber slices.  Mint leaves, pepper , cloves, lemon juice will also prevent ants from entering homes.

There are many commercial insecticides available for killing ants. Many of them are toxic to human beings and should be avoided. Boric acid is  poisonous to ants acting on their exoskeleton,  and is not harmful to human beings. However, boric acid should not be inhaled by human beings. Commercial pest control companies use an ant baiting system with an insect growth regulator, which are expensive. 

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