No one wants to turn on the light at night to see a hundred bugs scurrying away or grab some food out of the pantry to see a bunch of ants wandering through your cabinets. If you have noticed that you have all kinds of bugs wandering through your house, you may feel really frustrated about all those bugs and unsure as to what you can do to get rid of them. There are some ways that you can help control the bugs and even get rid of them.
Boric acid is generally used to control roaches, but you can also use it to help with bedbugs and other insects. One of the other insects you can use boric acid on is ants. You can make your own ant traps that will attract ants and kill them. You can make a paste with some boric acid, some sugar, and a little water. Then you can spread it in your cabinets and other places you may see ants. Do be careful with it. Boric acid is non-toxic, but you don't want your children or pets to get into it, so make sure that it's out of reach of your children or pets and make sure that you wash your hands when you are done with it. The boric acid will mess up the stomachs of the ants that eat it and the abrasiveness of the powder will destroy the ants' exoskeletons.
Diatomaceous earth is actually a soft rock that has been all crumbled up. But, when you use food grade DE, you can also get rid of the bugs. Because it is so soft and powdery, if you spread it around, the bugs track it back to their nest. And while you think it's very soft, it's just abrasive enough that it can get into the joints of the exoskeletons of the bugs and will tear up the soft parts of the bug inside of the exoskeleton. You can also put it around your windows and doors as well as outside in your yard to help control other bugs. The nice thing about DE is that it is non-toxic. You could even safely ingest it without causing harm to yourself.
If you want to get rid of any bugs in your house, there are things that you can do. If you have a severe infestation or just aren't up to handling them, you can always call an pest control company to come get rid of them for you.