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Using Boiling Water to Kill Ants: Good Idea?

Toronto exterminator kill ants

If you’re dealing with an ant problem, you’ve probably heard all sorts of DIY ant removal ideas. One of those most simple solutions recommended to kill ants is to pour boiling water on the ant hills where the ants are originating from.

But does it actually work?

Yes, if you’re able to saturate the entire colony, it will kill ants inside. Don’t be skimpy on the water. Use a generous amount, and be careful not to burn yourself.

Since ant hills contain complex structures and tunnels, there’s no guarantee you’ll get every last ant, but pouring boiling water down the ant hill will kill a large portion of the insects and most likely ravage the colony.

This method works best outdoors. (It’s never a good idea to pour boiling water in crevices in your home.) Using boiling water is a safe and effective method of ant extermination if you don’t want to rely on pesticides or have a large number of ant hills on your property that you need to get rid of.

Looking for a Toronto Exterminator to Kill Ants?

Try as you might, sometimes DIY ant extermination isn’t enough to kill ants for good. If ants continue to be a problem for you, call Magical Pest Control. We’re a licensed Toronto exterminator. We specialize in getting rid of pests across Southern Ontario with tried and true extermination methods. As a Toronto exterminator, we deal with stubborn ant problems you can’t handle on your own. Call us at (905) 738-6676 or use our contact form, for a free consultation on your ant problem.

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