How to Get Rid of Pavement Ants?

The Damage Ants Can Cause to Pavements

Pavers are often part of anyone’s landscaping dreams. They’re durable, aesthetic, and give your driveway or patio a warm and welcoming vibe. Unfortunately, pavers have a weakness: ants. When ants begin to dig between pavers, they not only ruin the look, but they can also undermine your paving and cause them to sink and wobble.

Uneven pavers could potentially cause accidents, especially if you have children running around your driveway and garden. It is best to do ant control as soon as you notice them prevent more damage to your paving.

DIY Ant Control Solutions for Pavement Ants

Pavement ants are one of the most common ants you encounter when living in an urban area. Luckily there are a few DIY ant control solutions for paving that will help you curb the problem before it worsens.

Dealing With the Colony

Pour boiling water repeatedly on visible ant hills. By drowning out the ants, you not only take care of the existing colony in your paving but also acts as a deterrent.

Use Borax

Borax is a staple household cleaning agent. Mix borax with the sand in your pavement by laying a thick layer of borax and using a stiff broom to make sure the mixture gets sifted in between the pavement cracks.

Herb Tea for Repelling Ants

Pennyroyal herb, Spearmint, tansy, and southernwood are effective teas that you can cool and place inside a spray bottle. Spray the tea mixture onto the affected areas, and it will repel visible ants.

Do You Need Expert Help?

Unfortunately, not all ant problems can be fixed with DIY solutions. In some instances, such as severe ant infestations, it is best to consult with experts.

Pest problems often make our lives miserable and inconvenient. Rockypest understands your frustrations and takes the responsibility of caring for your home. We provide expert and quality solutions that guarantee you a pest-free home.

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Robert Luckens

Robert is the founder of Rockypest Pty Ltd, formed at the end of 2013. Still trading as Rockingham Pest Control and Luckens Pest Control. Robert has been in the Pest Control Industry since 1988, prior to this he was in the fumigation industry for 3 years so with over 30 years experience you can be rest assured that you will receive the best possible service at all times.

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