Whether vinegar kills ants or not depends on how much vinegar you use, how concentrated the vinegar is and how well it is applied. There are many types of vinegars available, and some are more effective than others. Some vinegars have a strong smell, so you can mask it with a few drops of lavender oil.
If you are dealing with a severe ant infestation, you should spray vinegar solution near all possible entry points and around window sills. You can also mix the solution with tea tree oil for a stronger repellent. If you want to use vinegar for pest control, you should use it in conjunction with other pesticides.
The effectiveness of vinegar as a ant killer depends on how concentrated the vinegar is, how well it is applied, and the type of ant. Some species of ants have a high sensitivity to vinegar.
Vinegar will block pheromones, the chemical signals ants use to communicate with one another. Ants also use pheromones to locate intruders. Vinegar breaks these pheromones, causing the ants to flee. It also corrodes the ants’ exoskeletons, causing them to die.
Using vinegar will kill ants in a few minutes. You can spray vinegar into cracks and crevices in the walls and into food storage drawers.
When using vinegar to kill ants, be sure not to use it around children or pets. It may also irritate them.
Vinegar is a common household item and should be used properly. Mix vinegar with water in a spray bottle, and spray the solution around the infested area. You can also mix vinegar with baking soda for a more concentrated solution.