Does it seem like ants have suddenly decided your Santa Cruz home is Insectopia? Don’t panic. Here are the easiest, least toxic, most affordable ways to deal with ants.
First, it’s important to know that ants are social insects; they live in colonies. An ant colony may consist of thousands of individual ants.
If you see a few ants wandering around in your Santa Cruz home, they could be scouts, sent out to find the best food source for the colony. It’s time to:
• Act fast. Smash the first few ants as soon as you see them. If those scouts don’t return to the nest, the rest of the colony will not be alerted to invade.
• Spray a vinegar solution on the area and sponge it up. This will remove the scent trail of any ants that passed through,