You probably have problems with ants in your kitchen. Maybe they are harmless, but I am sure you don’t want to see them inside.
They can get into the food and they can destroy plants and property.
The types of these insects that can invade your house are:
- Odorous house ant
It is really hard to deal with the ants. The commercial pesticide is full of chemical and that is harmful for you and your family.
We offer you a natural way to get rid of the ants in your home. It may take longer to have results – it is still effective and it doesn’t contain toxins.
Keep the ants out of your house
The ants love sugary food and they have a really good smell sense. So you shouldn’t leave food on the kitchen countertop and in your cupboards without a protection.
The ants even feel the sugar that is an empty can. So you need to clean these cans before you throw them away.
Remove these insects from the home
Use the next natural ways to get rid of all the ants from the home:
- water (one cup)
- cinnamon essential oil (just one half of a teaspoon)
- cotton or cloth balls
- Some cinnamon clove (this is optional)
Put the oil inside the water and you need to stir. After that, you need to soak the cotton or cloth ball in this and wipe the places where you have noticed the ants. Do the procedure once per day and you will get rid of the ants.
If you possess cinnamon clove, you can leave a few of them near doors and windows and this will keep the ants away.
- Esential oil of lemon (a couple drops )
- Spray bottle
- Distilled vinegar
You should mix the water and distilled vinegar (1:1 ratio) into a spray bottle. After that you need to put the oil of lemon. Then, shake the spray bottle. Spray this mixture on places you see ants and shake it before you utilize it. Do this each day until you get rid of these insects.
The borax attracts these insects and kills them. The ants will take this and will carry it to the nest and this will kill the rest of the ants in your home.
- One teaspoon of borax
- Two tablespoons of peanut butter
- One teaspoon of water
- Two tablespoons of sugar
- A sharp object
- A plastic container together with a lid
Place the water, peanut butter, borax and sugar in a container and mix them well. After that, you need to cover this with the lid. Poke this with a sharp object. You need to make some holes on the container (on its sides).
This will prevent the pets and kids to have contact with the borax. However, the ants can enter the container thanks to the holes.
Ants don’t like the smell of peppermint since it is preventing these insects to detect other food smells.
Put a cup of water in a bottle and put about 10 drops of oil of peppermint. Shake it very good and put the mixture on areas where the ants usually go. Do this two times a day until you get rid of them.
You can also utilize dried peppermint. Put it around garbage areas, doors, entryways and it will keep this insects away.
Moreover, you can also grow peppermint plant around or in your home.