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How To Get Rid Of Centipedes In The House Effectively

How To Get Rid Of Centipedes In The House Effectively
By R Crawford

In order to get rid of centipedes in the house it is necessary to follow a 2 step process that involves humidity and food supply. Centipedes are invertebrates with an exoskeleton, multiple pairs of legs and inhabit most parts of the world. There are about 3000 known species of centipedes with legs ranging from 15 to over 300.

However adaptable they may be, they always need a moist environment to survive because they lack the waxy protective cuticle of insects or spiders. Hence their preference for rocks, piles of leaves or vegetation, wood and so on. At spring time they come out for reproduction and at fall they are lured into houses seeking warmth and food. Because of their need for moist, they are usually fund in parts of the house that mimic their natural environment like basements, kitchen basins, washing machines or laundry rooms.

The common house centipede is called Scutigera Coleoptrata and like all centipedes is a predator. The house centipede is 1 to 2 inches long and has 15 pairs of legs developed in several molts from an original set of just 4 legs when newly hatched. Other larger centipedes like the tropical Scolopendromorpha are born directly with 21 pairs of shorter legs and flexible segments, can reach gigantic size up to 12 inches (30 cm) and feed on mice, lizards, frogs and even tarantulas, while the house centipede has a rigid segmented body with long and fast legs and feeds on other house pests. Unlike other species of centipedes, the house centipede has good eye sight but catches its prey with the aid of antennae too.

Typical house centipede preys include ants, termites, bed bugs, spiders and cockroach nymphs as well as opportunistic kitchen left overs. They hunt at night and this is the time they are usually sighted. Over all the house centipede provides a good service in that it naturally preys on other unwanted house pests that are objectively far more hazardous than the centipede itself. Just think of the many germs and illnesses transmitted by roaches, fleas (including the historic bubonic plague through rat fleas), or blood feeding bed bugs. Centipedes are not after humans nor are they a health hazard like other pests, however there are 2 reasons why home owners want to get rid of centipedes in the house the moment they see one of them.

One reason is that their presence may be the tell tale sign that there is another infestation on which the centipede feed on. The other reason is just their appearance. Centipedes are quite revolting. Couple this with their speed and manoeuvrability and you have a horror movie like creature alive, right in the middle of your room. Unfortunately, as long as centipedes have no reason to leave, they will stay and multiply. So the solution to eliminating them is to give them a reason to leave.

How to get rid of centipedes in the house then? Tidy up the clutter in the bathroom, kitchen, basement and all known humid spots where centipedes rest. Use dehumidifiers and desiccators to dry up as much as possible the environment and allow for maximum ventilation. This way the centipedes will have a hard time in keeping their body moist and may want to leave.

In their presence is persistent it may be a sign that they have found a steady food supply on which to feed on. This means you may have more than just a centipede problem but also roaches, ants or any other bug enticing the centipede to stay. In this case you may need to follow a pest eradication procedure in 2 steps, both indoor and outdoor to get rid of all pests including the top of the food chain, the centipedes themselves.

Find out more on the procedure and how to get rid of centipedes in the house. Read more on how to get rid of centipedes in the house.

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3 Cheap But Healthy Dog Food Recipes To Reward Your Pooch With

3 Cheap But Healthy Dog Food Recipes To Reward Your Pooch With
By Mary L. James

Dog food can cause quite a strain on a dog owner's bank account, especially if you're purchasing the expensive variety that is top quality. There is nothing wrong with this as your priority as a dog parent should be your pet's health. However, if you're low on budget, it's easy to resort to lower-quality food. Don't! Here are cheap but healthy dog food recipes you can try:

Healthy Doggy Beefloaf

What you need:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 kilogram lean ground beef
  • 1 1/2 cups grated mixed vegetables
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats (preferably gluten-free)
  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese

Combine eggs, ground beef, mixed vegetables, rolled oats and cottage cheese in a large bowl. Using clean hands, mix all ingredients together until well-blended. Press mixture into a loaf pan. Bake in a pre-heated oven (350F) for 40 minutes. Cool completely then refrigerate overnight before serving.

Pooch Fruit and Veggie Blend

What you need:

  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup frozen peas, cooked

Line a baking sheet with tin foil. Using a fork, pierce several holes into the sweet potato. Place sweet potato in the baking sheet and bake in a pre-heated oven for 1 hour. Cool sweet potato when ready then chop into small pieces. Mix together sweet potato, banana slices, quinoa and peas in 3 equal servings. Store uneaten servings in the freezer.

Ultimate Meat Cake for Dogs

What you need:

  • 8 eggs
  • 4 large carrots, peeled and grated
  • 2 large potatoes, peeled and grated
  • 2 large celery stalks, chopped
  • 2 3/4 kilograms ground beef
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 1/2 cups regular rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 dash salt

In a large bowl, mix together eggs, carrots, potatoes, celery and ground beef. Stir in brown rice, rolled oats, olive oil and salt. Divide meat mixture evenly into muffin cups, pat down with a spatula to make mixture firm. Bake in a pre-heated oven (400F) until the surface of the cakes feel set, about 45 to 50 minutes. When ready, allow to cool completely. Turn muffin cups aside down over dog bowl to serve. Place in re-sealable plastic bags and freeze to store.

You don't have to shell out too much to make sure that your pooch is eating healthy and delicious food. Try these cheap but healthy dog food recipes at home - your fur baby will surely love it plus you get to save a lot of your hard-earned money!

Mary James is a certified dog lover - she specifically loves her Yorkshire Terrier, Missy, who is 8 years old. From all those years of experience with her dog plus plenty of research and seeking the advice of experts, she has become very knowledgeable about the Yorkshire Terrier breed, as well as dogs in general. For more tips, tricks and other helpful information about Yorkies, head over to her website [https://yorkiemoms.com/] where she blogs and sells awesome Yorkie merchandise [https://yorkiemoms.com/collections/frontpage].

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The 7 Step Challenge - Does Your Marketing Company Measure Up?

The 7 Step Challenge - Does Your Marketing Company Measure Up?

By: Peter Lawless

All companies are set up with one key goal in mind - to make money. Owners and investors put money into a company based on a business idea and plan. However, without continued and profitable sales they will fail.

It is essential that business owners realise how crucial it is to plan their sales and marketing effectively. This means understanding why people buy their products, who buys them, what problems purchasing those products solve, and what solving those problems enables the purchaser to do. Finally understanding how customers will put a value on the ownership of the product, as well as understanding the cost of not buying them.

In line with this, it is also very important to know the decision making process and also who their competitors are. This will impact the sales and marketing strategy, as well as pricing.

If you are not an experienced Sales or Marketing Manager, or indeed do not have the time to do everything yourself, you should look to investing in some services to compliment your own skill set. Below are some criteria, you should consider, before deciding on someone to help you generate additional business;


Experience -
Do they have relevant experience in my type of business - Do they have satisfied customers?

Understanding -
Do they understand what my issues and problems are - More importantly, do they understand my target market's issues?

Methodology -
Do they follow and implement proven processes - Will they work for my business?

Measurement -
Do they track all results - Can I see exactly what I am getting for my money?

Shared Risk -
Do they work on a flat or fixed Fee - Or is their remuneration part based on my actual sales?

Credibility -
Do they sound believable - Am I prepared to trust the future of my business with this firm?

Integrity -
How honest are they with me - Are my customer contacts, plans and aspirations safe?

And finally

Passion -
Do they have a passion to succeed in their own business, which will reflect on what they do for my Business?

Any engagement with an outside firm should be based on partnership. You need to share common values, and beliefs. While all businesses should operate to make a profit, there also needs to be a guiding principle of care and customer service.

 

Author Bio
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Barbell Floor Press Challenge Week 58

by

Joseph

I had a good workout last week. Here's how it went:

 

Monday, June 17, 2019
 
machine chest press
230 x2x1
200 x5x5
 
machine iso-lateral high row
320 lb (or 160 in each hand separately x5x4, right, 160 lb each hand x5x4 left, 320 simultaneously 3x1)
 
lateral pulldown neutral grip
140 x7x4
140x5x1
 
I had 45 minutes to exercise, so I made the best use of that time. Most of the weights lifted/pulled were the same as Tuesday, March 26, 2019 which was the most recent time I went to the gym prior to Monday, June 17, 2019. I decided to pull both iso-lateral grips at the same time when going for the last set of the day; it required more effort than I expected so I'll be doing this more often.
 
When I return to the gym, I'll have those machine press numbers back up again.
 
I'll keep you posted.
 
But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. "Do not fear what they fear ; do not be frightened." 1 Peter 3:14
 
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Fishing for Leads - The 5 Steps

Fishing for Leads - The 5 Steps

By: Peter Lawless

The first thing that I noticed when I got onto the small boat at the harbour in Enniscrone, Co. Sligo, was the cleanliness and order of the boat. The skipper in charge had all of the rods, upright, with their lines neatly tucked away, in holders. The holders were made out of piping, about 30cm long, which had been welded to the side of the boat.

A simple, inexpensive aid had made me sit up and pay attention. This skipper thought about his customers, and this device left a strong impression. We then got a very short lecture on safety, checked we had our life jackets on, and off we went. About 12 of us!

Finding your target market
About 12 minutes later, the skipper stopped the boat, and told us we should find some mackerel here. He explained that the lures on the hooks looked just like what mackerel wanted to eat. It certainly was not something I would have fancied!

He explained that through his experience and the help of a little sonar gadget on his boat, that he knew there was a shoal of fish below. We all slung our rods over the side and dropped our lines.

Reeling in the sale
Now I don't know about you, but this was totally new to me. I wound up the line frantically, as soon as I felt a tug, and hey presto, there were three fish dangling off the hooks. I started flailing about, one jumped off before I even got it in over the side, and when I was trying to reel it in the final bit I lost an other one. The one that I got in, I lost down the gutter when I finally got it off the hook.

The skipper explained to me, that once a fish took the bait, I should give a quick tug on the rod, to make sure it was firmly hooked. I should then take my time, to reel it in. Secure the rod in the holder, with the fish hanging over the bucket and deal with them one by one - I did, and I ended up with 20 fish, which delighted me, as I had set a target of 10, since my friend had caught 9 on his first time

So what are the lessons for marketing - if you are still with me, and have not already got most of them, here they are in business speak;
1. Set goals and targets that are realistic, and based on some valid foundation or research.
2. Have simple procedures set up, to make it easy to operate and for your customers to conduct business with you.
3. Speak in your prospects language, about what they want - it's a bit like the fish bait, unlikely that strawberries and cream will catch many mackerel!
4. Once you know what your prospects like, find out where they are, do some research and target them accordingly - as in our example, not much point in putting down shark bait in a shoal of mackerel.
5. Once you get your customers attention, or have a lead, qualify it, and ensure you follow up at all time to close the sale. Again the use of a good sales process is essential here.

The bottom line, if you know what problems or desires your customers have, and you can solve or fulfill these, while providing value for money, you will always be a winner.

And if you don't know the answer to that question, go ask the people who have already bought from you - they do!

 

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Barbell Floor Press Challenge Returning To The Gym

by

Joseph

I'll be returning to the gym next week. The previous week was spent doing cardiovascular exercises. I'm looking forward to working out with heavy weights again. When I get back there, I'll be doing t-bar rows, overhead presses and the other exercises that I enjoy. 

 

I'll keep you posted. 

But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. "Do not fear what they fear ; do not be frightened." 1 Peter 3:14

 

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How to Take Proper Care of Your Pet to Make Him/Her Healthy

How to Take Proper Care of Your Pet to Make Him/Her Healthy
By Sharon Jones

When it comes to the well-being of our pets, it takes great observation and knowledge to understand the harmful symptoms. Since there is a communication gap between humans and animals we are only able to identify disorders when they have developed to a visible stage on the body. Otherwise, we can always look out for the changes in behavioral patterns, abnormalities, and change in the habits of the animal to notice what's wrong.

Caring for our furry friend requires great effort as well. Apart from notice, one needs to take certain measures to prevent harmful diseases. For such concerns, people can always take the help of luxury dog accessories to improve the living conditions and ensure well-being to the pet. Several accessories serve several purposes and inevitably offer the dog a luxurious heritage to live in.

What are the benefits of luxury dog accessories?

Such products come in wide-ranges and serve several purposes. Here we'll go through the significance of such items with regards to the canine way of life. Ranging from apparels to collars, leashes, and toys, a dog's habits will gradually change and with a wide range of accessories, owners will be able to construct a comfortable environment which will keep the pet happy at all times.

Clothes

Clothes not only provide a sense of fashion but also protect the pet from harsh weather conditions, especially during cold winters. We can prevent our fur buddy from facing a bad case of cold by preventing his/her exposure to extreme chilly conditions in the first place.

Health Products

Dog owners are often faced with the fear of arthritis. Yes, joint problems are common for dogs and at least six out of ten dogs will develop such the disorders as they mature over the years. Vets always recommend early diagnosis as soon as the disease is confirmed. Products containing Glucosamine and Chondroitin prove to be very beneficial for such disorders. They contain anti-inflammatory properties and help in regenerating the cartilage as well.

Furthermore, there is always a wide-expanse of health products to choose from in the market. Rang8nkg from cheap to organic ones, one will be able to pick some beneficial medicines for the well-being of dogs. However, it is feasible to consult experts on the matter and veterinaries before concluding with a health product.

Cleanliness

Proper health and hygiene also require a clean environment. One needs to wash his/her dog frequently but not too often. Owners also need to keep conditioning its fur, brush its teeth at least once a week and cut its nails when deemed necessary, altogether preventing bacterial formations on the skin. Owners need to keep a note on the ear too. Cleaning the ear requires more attention because if the cleaner goes in too deep it may hurt the eardrum or lead to infections. Mild liquid compositions, such as apple cider vinegar are best applicable for cleaning the pet's ear.

What can be concluded?

We realize how important it is to look after our pet's lifestyle/behavior in order to understand their conditions. With the above-mentioned steps, animal-lovers will come closer in preventing the harmful circumstances and promote better livelihood. With a proper diet, cleanliness, toys, fancy accessories the dog will definitely live a luxurious life.

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How To Attract Prospects To Your Business Magnetically

How To Attract Prospects To Your Business Magnetically

By: David Pineda

A magnet has the properties to attract certain metals, and a magnetic person has the qualities, talents, or skills to attract others in a magnetic like manner.

In the world of network marketing, how can someone acquire that type of personality, how can someone become a magnetic sponsor, and develop a large base of customers using magnetic like attributes?

Before I answer that question, read this quote:

"Nobody who bought a drill actually wanted a drill. They wanted a hole. Therefore, if you want to sell drills, you should advertise information about making holes - NOT information about drills!" - Perry Marshall

There is a lot of meaning behing this quote, but in a few words it contains the secret to becoming a highly successfull magnetic sponsor.

Would you rather spend $200 bucks on a drill, or first get free or inexpensive information to learn how to operate that drill properly and effectively? If you are like me, I am sure you would first learn more about how you can make a good hole with this tool before making that kind of purchase.

Would you rather buy from a salesperson who insists that his/her drill is the best tool for what you want to do? I wouldn't. Because I don't like to be sold, and I don't like people to pitch their sales number on me.

Would you rather buy from a person who gave you free information or inexpensive information on how to properly operate, and get the best results from that tool, and who did not try to pitch a drill on you?

Again, if you are like me, you would buy from a person who first took the time to educate you on how to make that hole proper. In your mind, this person is an expert in his/her field, he/she knows what he/she is talking about. So you sell yourself on buying that drill from him/her.

This is what many network marketers keep doing, they keep pitching their opportunities on their family, friends, relatives, and get all hyped up on the net, on their ads, and every one they encounter. But guess what? People do not care about your business opportunity, what they care about is a solution to their problems. In other words, you did not buy a business opportunity (drill) because you wanted one. You wanted a solution (hole) for more free time to spend with your family, be your own boss, earn a living online, or get rich, etc..

So, what you need to do instead of pitching your opportunity to your prospects, is to sell them inexpensive or give away free information that shows how to solve problems - how to drill that "hole."

If you can show them how to make that "hole", your prospects will come to the conclusion on their own without you pounding hard on them that they need a drill from you. Why? Because you gave them free knowledge or inexpensive information on how to accomplish their goal, and therefore earning their trust in you.

This is one of the main principles that will allow you to become magnetic and attract your prospects to come to you, instead of you chasing after them.

 

Author Bio
David Pineda is an active affiliate of Magnetic Sponsoring and of Turn Words Into Traffic. To request the complete free 10 day boot camp training course send an email to: networkmagnetism@sbcglobal.net or go to: www.davidhpineda.ws

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Barbell Floor Press Challenge Cardio Before Weights

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Joseph

I should be able to fit some time into my schedule to return to the gym this weekend. It has been more than one month since I worked out with heavy weights. I need to get back to what I enjoy doing; cardio is fine, but it is no substitute for heavy weight training. 

I've written and published numerous articles about the benefits of cardiovascular exercise and strength training with heavy weights. You also know that I have a strong preference for intense strength training. 

But whichever you choose, both are healthier than sitting around doing nothing.

I look forward to when I will be pressing heavy weights overhead, and rowing heavy, too. 

I'll keep you posted.

 

But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. "Do not fear what they fear ; do not be frightened." 1 Peter 3:14

 

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Is Your House Full of Ants?

Is Your House Full of Ants?
By Shivraj Ghorpade

Easy Tips to Get Rid of All Kinds of Ants

Simple methods to get rid of different types of ants from your house

Ants are a problem that many people have. There is nothing more disturbing, annoying or embarrassing than having ants in your home. Furthermore, there are several different species of ants that can be dangerous to you or your family members, depending on which states you live in; and there are other ants that can do serious damage to the woodwork or carpentry in your home. Several different types of ants are listed below.

1. Fire ants are some of the worst kinds of ants that you can have in your home. Fire ants are found all over the United States, but the ones in the southern states, such as Florida, are the most dangerous.

Usually fire ants are found outside, but sometimes they can reside in the foundation and come up into the floor. You can tell if you have come onto a fire ant's nest. These ants are small and a dark red in color, but their bites can be painful.

Fire ants are very aggressive and when their nest is disturbed, they will sting in several times. In the southern states, fire ants can also be deadly, especially for children and unhealthy adults.

2. Carpenter ants are the most common ant problem that people have in the United States. Carpenter ants can do as much damage to your house as termites can. Carpenter ants are large black ants and reside in wood. They burrow tunnels in the wood and that is where they build their nests. When carpenter ants burrow their tunnels in the wood, this weakens the wood and causes it to rot.

3. Sugar ants are probably some of the most obnoxious ants that you can have in your house. These ants are also known as pharaoh ants or pavement ants. The fact that these ants are persistent in getting what they want makes them a serious household pest.

What makes these ants a particular nuisance is that they can smell anything that is a food protein and sugars. These ants will invade whatever food you have on your table or on your kitchen counter. Furthermore, these ants can also be harmful because they can carry the dangerous staphylococcus and pseudomonas bacteria.

4. Argentine ants can be a serious problem for you if you live in the desert Southwest. Argentine ants are a problem that does not only affect individual homes, but is also killing off the native habitat of the Southwest. Argentine ants can eat everything in sight.

How do I get rid of these ants?

There are many different ways to get rid of ants and you do not necessarily need to hire an exterminator to solve your ant problem. In some cases, however, an exterminator might be needed. However, exterminators are expensive and their chemicals are highly toxic. Try some home remedies first before you consider hiring an exterminator. Some remedies are listed below.

1. Hydramethylnon is a toxic chemical that is usually produced in granules and is a great way of getting rid of fire ants in your home. These granules are sold at your general store and usually under the brands of Amdro, Maxforce, or Siege.

2. To get rid of carpenter ants, you need to first need to locate their nest. There are several ways you can locate a carpenter ants' nest. The first sign that indicates that you have a problem with carpenter ants is if you see a carpenter ant wander somewhere on the floor.

You can also listen for the rustling of the ants in the woodwork. One of the best ways to get rid of carpenter ants is to set a sugar or honey bait. Carpenter ants like sweet things and will swarm around sugar or honey. When you see the carpenter ants swarm over the sugar, follow them to see where they come from.

Once you have spotted their nest, use a strong aerosol ant killer. There are many aerosol ant killers available, Raid being the biggest and best known brand. You can also drill holes in the wall where the ants' nest is and spray or dust ant killer directly into the nest.

A good powder that can be used to kill the ants is Sevin. But keep in mind that Sevin is highly toxic. If you have children, you need to keep them away from Sevin and you need to place something they cannot move in front of the ant's nest when you are applying the Sevin.

Once you have gotten rid of the carpenter ants, there are a few things that you can do to keep them from coming back into your home.

a. White gravel can be a natural barrier when it is lined around the home. The way white gravel works is simple. Carpenter ants like most dark places and the white gravel is dry and allows for good drainage. If the moisture is drained away from your home, the carpenter ants will not come in.

b. Boric acid is another great tool to make your home repelling to carpenter ants. Boric acid is not as strong as other acids and not as dangerous. Like with all acids, you should still take your precautions with boric acid. You should not consume it nor should you allow your children near it.

c. Hiring a professional exterminator is the last option if you cannot get rid of the carpenter ants.

3. Sweet and protein based baits are the best way to get rid of sugar and Argentine ants. Though the two species of ants have similar tastes, they are different and the ways to get rid of both sugar ants and Argentine ants are listed below.

I. Getting rid of sugar ants can be a daily affair. This is especially the case when sugar ants are the most active, which is during the months of March through September. There are several things that you can do to prevent a sugar ant infestation in your home during this time.

a. Keep your kitchen sink clean and dry. If there is one thing that sugar ants like the most it is a nice dirty kitchen sink.

b. Wipe down your counter tops with bleach every night. Keep your countertops clean and free of any sugar-based foods or other food proteins. Sugar ants like a dirty countertop as well. If you even spill a few grains of sugar during the summer months, sugar ants will find it and make themselves at home.

c. Mop your kitchen floor with bleach every evening during the summer months. Sweep your kitchen floor after every meal. The bleach will destroy the pheromone trails left behind from a scout sugar ant.

d. Vacuum your carpeted areas where food is consumed on a regular basis. This can be a good policy of not inviting sugar ants into your home.

e. Use strong garbage bags to line your kitchen garbage can and take the garbage out of the house on a daily basis to avoid sugar ants from coming into your kitchen attracted to your garbage. After taking the garbage out of your kitchen, use Arm & Hammer baking soda to deodorize the garbage can.

II. One of the best ways to control Argentine ants is to prevent them from getting into your home. All Argentine ants need to get into your home is a small hole in from the outside that is one millimeter wide. Check all your windows and doors. Make sure that the seams of your window frames are tightly sealed with caulking.

Make sure that mosquito netting on your window screens are properly fitted and not torn. Place good weather stripping on the doors and windows to keep these invasive ants from just walking in and making themselves at home. Other ways you can get rid of Argentine ants are as follows:

a. Talcum powder can be used to get rid of Argentine ants because for some unknown reason, these ants do not like talcum powder. After this powder has been dusted throughout the house where Argentine ants nest or enter, not only will it get rid of these pests, but also keep them from coming back.

b. Maxforce ant-killing granules can be spread around the home to effectively kill Argentine ants.

Other innovative ways of getting rid of ants

Some companies have come with some solutions that do not require any insecticides or other toxic chemicals.

1. PestRepeller Ultimate is one device that is available which its maker claims gets rid of not just ants, but other pests, such as insects of any kind, spiders, and rodents. This device uses a sound of a specific pitch that it is inaudible to the human ear, but to insects and rodents the sound that this device generates is unbearable.

2. Vinegar can be another way to get rid of and repel ants without using any toxic pesticides. Ants do not like the smell of vinegar.

3. A big pot of boiling water can be like the nuclear bomb to an ants' nest, provided you know where the ants' nest is. All you need to do is to pour the boiling water over the entire nest and make sure it goes into the tunnels and it will kill all the ants on contact. You can intensify the effect by adding boric acid and cornmeal to the boiling water.

There are many ways to get rid of and control the ant problem in your home depending on where you live.

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