Pests can be a real pain. Even if you have a professional pest control service, you can still end up with a few pests that just don't seem to want to leave. Here are some quick and easy ways to take care of the pests that are making your life difficult.

Annihilate the Ants

As soon as you find ants, you should follow them until you find their trail. The trail will lead you to the ant hill. Pouring a gallon of boiling water directly into the opening will allow you to destroy the ants while they're still in their nest. The best time of day for this treatment is early in the morning or late in the evening. This will ensure that most of the ants are still inside the ant hill. Here are a few additional ways to take care of your ant problem.


If you're finding ants crawling on your windowsills or along the baseboards, you can deter them by using a bit of vinegar. Pour vinegar into a spray bottle and spray your windowsills and baseboards. The scent will prevent ants from entering your home.


Cinnamon is another scent that ants try to stay away from. If you have ants in your cabinets, you can sprinkle a bit of cinnamon on the shelves. You can also leave a few pieces of cinnamon gum in your cabinets. This will keep the ants out of your cabinets and off your food.

Bay Leaves

Tired of finding ants in your flour and sugar? It might be time to reach for the bay leaves. Simply place a few bay leaves inside your containers of flour and sugar. The scent will deter the ants so your flour and sugar remains ant-free.

Repel the Roaches

Roaches are not something you want to find in your home. If you don't want to use pesticide in kitchen, you can still get rid of the roaches. This natural roach killer is easy to make and will kill the roaches in their nests.

Supplies You'll Need

  • Small mixing bowl

  • 1 ½ cup borax

  • ½ cup sugar

  • ½ cup diced onion

  • 1 ½ tablespoon water

  • Plastic sandwich bags


  1. Place all of your ingredients in a small bowl and mix well.

  2. Roll the mixture into small balls and place two or three balls in your plastic bags.

  3. Leave the bags open and place them in areas where you've seen roach activity.

The roaches will be attracted to the scent of the onion and sugar. They will take the bait back to their nests where all of the roaches will feed and die. Be sure to place these baggies out of the reach of small children or pets.

For more information, or if you would like professional assistance, contact City Service Exterminator Co Inc. or a similar company.