An organic ant killer is a method of killing ants which is healthier than toxic pesticides.
Organic ant killer is not only environment-friendly but also safe for pets and children. It is also advantageous since it needs not be done frequently in order to repel the ants around your house. However, one must treat not only the interior of homes with organic ant killers but also the outside for higher exterminating efficiency.
One may find it hard to find an organic option that works well in exterminating fire ants because fire ants are resistant to anything except the strongest chemicals such as boric acid but still, sometimes these chemicals do not even work. An organic option should be tried first. Commercial type of organic ant killers are also available and can be purchased from large garden shops and online sources.
Organic ant killer includes cream of wheat, instant grits or cornmeal which work well when dry particles of these organic substances are scattered over an anthill. The grains are eaten by the ants and are absorbed by fluids in the ant body. This results in the swelling of the ants that eventually exterminates the ant. The cereal has the tendency to be carried deep into the anthill where it reaches other ants and the queen. The dry particles or cereals are also effective when applied on fire ant mounds.
A safe organic option comes by the brand name Orange Guard which is said to be the most reliable organic substance that exists for the extermination of fire ants. Orange Guard is made from substances that is approved by the Foods and Drug Administration and is recognized to be safe. Orange Guard is derived from orange peels and effectively works by removing the wax coating from the respiratory system of the insects, eventually suffocating the insects. The smell of the citrus also kills the pests. Other insects which may be repelled by orange guard are fleas, roaches and silverfish.
Another commercially sold organic ant killer is AntEater. It is a generally organic option since it is made from clove oil and diatomaceous earth. The efficiency of this organic ant killer can last for months and remains effective in killing common insects that regularly invade the homes within this time span. Ant eater is in powder form and is very safe to use even in kitchens and around foods in a storage area.
Eco Smart is completely organic. It contains canola oil, carbon dioxide, lecithin, cinnamon oil, mineral oil, oleic acid, rosemary oil, vanillin, wintergreen oil and water. Eco Smart is an ant spray and a roach killer as well and works effectively when sprayed directly to the insects.