During spring and summer is when ants become more active and begin to look for a new area to grow their colony. This means households may see ants entering their home as they search for food and warmth. The most common ant in the UK is the black ant which Britons may find in their property and garden. Inspired by the cleaning sensation, fans of Mrs Hinch have created their own dedicated social media pages dedicated to sharing cleaning tips and tricks, one of which includes how to get rid of black ants in homes.
Posting on Mrs Hinch Cleaning Tips Facebook page, one woman asked for advice on how to get rid of black ants from her kitchen.
Sharon Faxton wrote: “Any tips to get rid of black ants from the kitchen, thanks.”
There are more than 50 species of ant found in the UK and they tend to stay deep underground in the winter months.
When it gets warmer, ants emerge from their nests and move outside in search of food, water and heat.
A home has all of these things, so Britons will probably be noticing more and more ants in their home over the coming weeks.
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This powder can be sprinkled around entry points of the home and ants won’t cross through it.
Plus, talcum powder is safe for pets and kids too.
The talcum powder works by breaking the ants’ pheromone trail.
The powder gets absorbed through their skin and clogs up their airways, killing them off for good.