Ever have an ant problem and wonder how you could deal with it naturally? Well, Sara McFall has it all figured out. The answer is simple and cheap! All you need is soda water. Wha-at?! Soda water. It’s as painless as that. Well, for us it is. Not really for the ants.
Although we do have a great deal of respect for ants and totally understand the important role they play in the eco-system by aerating the soil, dispersing seeds, and providing many other organisms with nutritious food, they can be a major pest if they move into our house or backyard. And they can be extremely difficult to get rid of once they’ve got a foot in the door, so to speak! You can try chemical pesticides, but these seldom work for long – plus they’re toxic to our environment, humans, and other animals too.
The key thing to do if you want to get rid of ants is first to get rid of the queen. Sometimes there can be several queens in an anthill, so you need to make sure that you get them all. And, according to Sara, club soda – really, just carbonated water – actually suffocates the queen ants along with the others because its C02 content displaces the colony’s oxygen supply.
Sara discovered she had an ant problem when her kids were out playing in the yard and had a run-in with an ant mound. Ants were all over her son’s legs, and he suffered a number of bites, but she was able to clear them up with an apple cider vinegar anti-itch rub. When she went searching for a non-toxic way to deal with the ant problem, she discovered soda water was the best solution.