The ants are the most common insects which invade the home. Maybe, you often find the ants in your home especially in your kitchen. It is very disturb and sometime make a problem when the ants crawl your food. If you have problem about the ants, you do not be worry because there is the great way to eliminate the ants in your home or kitchen. It is by using Diatomaceous Earth (DE). Does diatomaceous earth kill ants? Yes, of course, it is able to kill the ants. By the way, do you know what is Diatomaceous Earth (DE)? It is made of the fossilized shells of diatoms that like an ancient kind of algae.
This microscopic shells, mostly consist of the mineral silica which accumulated in freshwater lake and then formed the huge silica deposits. When mined and ground into the powder, so we are able to call it as diatomaceous earth (DE). According to the research, Diatomaceous earth (DE) has particle size from 3 micrometers up to more than one millimeter. But, in fact, the most of Diatomaceous earth (DE) is has a particle size from 10 micrometers up to 200 micrometers.
There are many people use diatomaceous earth ant trap to remove the ants. Besides Diatomaceous Earth (DE), it is also another way to eliminate the ants, it is by using borax. How about diatomaceous earth vs borax for ants? Actually, Diatomaceous Earth (DE) and borax are natural products for the ants which safe to be used. But, many people prefer use Diatomaceous Earth (DE) for removing the ants. Diatomaceous Earth (DE) is going to continue to work long after any chemical products’ effect have dissipated. It provide a natural ant repellent as long as the powder remains. Based on many experience from the people, we think it is the best way to apply diatomaceous earth for ants. Once the ants come into contact with Diatomaceous Earth (DE), it absorbs moisture from their exoskeletons and they begin to dehydrate. This is not only kill insects but help prevent future infestations.
By the way, how to apply Diatomaceous Earth (DE) in your home? If you want to apply Diatomaceous Earth (DE) in your home, you are able to follow these steps below.
- At the first step, you have to find areas around your home where you see the ants crawling. Mark places where you think the ants can enter your house. You are able to use a wet application, If the ants have been moving across a large flat area or have been moving up walls.
- The next step, you have to apply Diatomaceous Earth (DE) by using a duster to target along edges, behind baseboards, and any other hard to reach places.
- After that, you can watch the areas that you have treated by using Diatomaceous Earth (DE), let it for some weeks. After a month, then you can clean off the areas where you have applied Diatomaceous Earth (DE).
This is the explanation to apply Diatomaceous Earth (DE) in your home. In addition, you can also apply diatomaceous earth carpenter ants to eliminate them.