With this natural and inexpensive tip, ants in your home will be a thing of the past!
Summer is on its way and that means we’ve got lovely weather and spending lots of time outside in the garden to look forward to. But summer, also always entails a wave of pests and that makes us considerably less happy. The pest we dislike especially? Ants.
There are few things that can ruin your morning as much as coming into your kitchen for a nice cup of tea or coffee and finding an army of ants marching through your home. Even though they are very small animals, they’re unhygienic and in no time you’ll be finding them everywhere. Of course, you can use all kinds of pesticides, but you might not want to have all those chemicals in your kitchen. Especially if you have pets who are nosing around everywhere. But luckily, you don’t need to, since the natural remedies you have lying around in your kitchen can do the trick just as easily!
Ants have a very good sense of smell and hate the smell of cinnamon. Add half a teaspoon of cinnamon oil to a cup of water. Soak some cotton wool in it and rub this near areas where the ants live. Repeat the procedure until the ants have gone. Put some cinnamon sticks outside, in particular near the door, on window sills and near other entrances. You can also put the cinnamon oil in a spray bottle and use it on any ants you encounter.
Vinegar is another thing ants hate. That is good news because it makes for a cheap deterrent. Fill a spray bottle with equal parts vinegar and water. Add a bit of scented oil such as lemon, which is another scent they hate. Shake well before use and spray around all possible entry points. Do this several times a day until the ants will disappear completely.
Borax is a natural mineral that is a compound of most pesticides. Borax is sold as a powder or as colorless crystal salt. You can buy it in some supermarkets or at the pharmacy. All you will need is a cup of warm water, half a cup of sugar, two dessert spoons of Borax and some cotton wool. Combine the ingredients and soak the cotton wool balls in the Borax mixture. Then place the cotton wool balls wherever you like, for instance on ledges that ants often use to come in.
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