There are a lot of different smells that ants cannot stand:
- Lemon juice: Ants hate sour smells, so fresh lemon juice will keep them at distance. Soak a few cotton pads in lemon juice and then place these in the spots where the insects often appear. You can also just pour some lemon juice in these spots.
- Garlic: Just like a lot of other insects, ants don’t like the smell of garlic. Peel a few cloves of garlic and place these in the spots where the insects have their nests or where you see them walking around a lot.
- Cucumber: Ants don’t like the taste of cucumber. So, you can keep them at a distance by placing pieces of cucumber peel in the places you see them a lot.
- Coffee grounds: The smell of coffee grounds is another one of those smells these tiny creatures do not like. Did you just have a cup of coffee? Don’t throw out the coffee grounds, but sprinkle them on the ants’ path.
- Cinnamon and nutmeg: Ants hate these spices. Sprinkle some of one or both of these spices in your garden and the insects will stay away.
4. Baby powder
This trick also works great against greenfly or aphid. Sprinkle baby powder onto any plant that is covered in aphid and they will leave. You can also sprinkle the powder onto ants nests. Baby powder contains chalk, which we already know these insects hate.
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