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Do Cucumbers Get Rid of Ants?

ANTS | 3-MINUTES READ

  

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Chalk and hot water are one of the few organic remedies that most homeowners commonly tried and tested to keep ants away at home.

But little do they know, these organic remedies are may not be the best solution to get rid of ants and keep them out of your home. Then, what about cucumber Peels? Do cucumbers get rid of ants too?

Why do ants not like cucumbers?

Ants do not like the scent of these cucumber peel! According to research sources, it is because cucumber peel are contains of chemical content that enable to eliminates fungi that ants are attracted to.

How is it applied?

Slices of cucumber peels are placed strategically at hot spots in a home, where you typically see those ants crawling around, especially at places with presence of food and water. Or entry points because of gaps, crevices, holes that made it possible for ants to enter.

How effective cucumbers to get rid of ants?

The problem while using the DIY ant control solution like cucumber to get rid of ants is only a quick and temporary solution to resolve the obvious and visible ant problem in home, by deterring and chasing physical ants away, instead of resolving the real problem by eliminating the root source of problem!

Leaving these kind of food sources in the open area at your home without clearing them for hours, could potentially inviting other pests to come, such as cockroaches and rats!

On other hand, the scent that coming from the cucumber only temporarily derails ants. Soon, the line of ants will returns once the scent is diminished.

What do you do if you have ants in your house?

Although in general ants are harmless, there are other ants species can be a real nuisance when they get into your home.

Fire ants use trees as nesting places and often found in your garden. This type of ants can sting and cause symptoms of anaphylaxis in just a few minutes.

There are also carpenter ants - the other species of ants that can damage your furniture! FYI, carpenter ants and termites are often mistaken for one another by homeowners due to their destructive nesting habits.

Professional ant control

DIY ant control solutions and/or home remedies may give the impression they are working (especially in the short term), but they are often ineffective. The most effective solution to get rid of ants is to enlist the help of a pest control professional.