A Simple Solution for Your Ant Problem

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Spraying the base boards and outside perimeter of your house with pesticide is usually not enough to take care of your ant problem because you're not addressing the source of the infestation. Argentine ants are common in this area, and you have to search out their colonies to get lasting results.

You will find them proliferating in shallow soil, underneath flat-sided stones, and underneath bark and trees that attract aphids and other insects. To destroy the colony, pour a mixture of hot water with isopropyl alcohol and dish detergent over the affected areas. Get your neighbors to do the same thing. Only a joint effort will effectively eliminate the ants.