5 Best Home Remedies in Vaughan To Use For Ant Infestation

Ants in your homes can cause a lot of annoyance. They keep running around your property. Mainly, a carpenter ants’ colony in your home can cause your property serious damage. You will never feel comfortable with ants inside your home. Fire ants are dangerous, too, as they can bite you.

Ants can contaminate food in your home and are responsible for many food-borne diseases in humans. Therefore, you should get rid of the ants from your home in Vaughan to feel safe and comfortable. You can do that by calling the pest control experts. You can even deal with ants yourself, making the most of the home remedies mentioned below:

  1. Chalk:

Chalk has Calcium Carbonate that stops the ants from infesting. You can spray powdered check in the possible entry points of ants or draw a line using chalk that ants use as their entry points. Ants evade intruding homes when they sense the presence of Calcium Carbonate. There is no clear evidence why ants do not prefer passing through chalk lines, but it is an effective remedy. Make sure your children do not come close to those chalk lines.

  1. Lemons:

You will need to place squeezed lemon or lemon peels at the ants’ possible entry points. You may wash your floors with water with a bit of lemon juice added to it as ants do not appreciate lemon juice’s smell and stay away. Anything sour or bitter can help you keep the ants away from your residential space.

  1. Pepper:

Ants are fond of sugar and do not like pepper. You can sprinkle pepper to block ants from entering your house in Vaughan. Ants abhor black pepper and cayenne pepper. Pepper does not exterminate the ants. However, it can deter them from visiting your property. For complete ant extermination, you should ask the pest control service to inspect your property and get rid of these insects permanently.

  1. Salt:

Scattering salt can also be helpful to keep the ants away from your home. Table salt is the best remedy and the cheapest option to get rid of the ants. For this method to work, you should boil some water first, add a significant amount of salt to it, mix it, and prepare your solution. You can pour your salt solution into a spray bottle and spray it in the areas where the ants may be coming from to get rid of ants.

  1. White Vinegar:

Ants cannot bear the smell of white vinegar; thus, white vinegar can be one of your best resources to get rid of ants. You can make a solution of equal amounts of white vinegar & water; add a few drops of essential oil to it, and mix well. You can store your solution and sprinkle it at the points where ants may be coming to infest your home, and you should apply this home remedy once daily. This method may not kill the ants but help you with ant control to some extent.


Ants are common pests in Vaughan, with different species having different risks for you, such as property damage, food-borne diseases, and annoyance. You can consult pest control experts for ant extermination from your home for the best results. If you want to deal with the ants yourself, you can use natural remedies, such as chalk, lemons, pepper, table salt, and white vinegar to make your residential space ant-free.

Waheed Ahmed, CEO of Pesticon Pest Control

Written by: Waheed Ahmed Founder & CEO, Pesticon Pest Control

For over 18 years, Waheed has provided customers with the best pest control services in the Greater Toronto Area. The longevity of Pesticon is due to his philosophy of genuinely caring for his customers and putting them first. It's this kind of passion that has won him the HomeStars Award over 9 years in a row. 

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