Ants are unvisited guests, they can live anywhere in your house, and make a lot of troubles in daily life. And if you are looking for methods to repel this insect from your house, you should not miss the article today. Here are 15 natural ways to “say goodbye” ants that are safe and effective. Just take a try one, you will surprise about their use. Check them out.
Most ingredients in these ways are easy to find, even available in your kitchen, which are lemon, garlic, coffee ground, white vinegar…, each has its own uses. No matter which are methods, buying chemicals, or toxic insecticides is not needed anymore in case. Save them and apply some for your house right now!
Sprinkle cornmeal around the base of the pole, post, or tree to keep ants from crawling up the pole of the hummingbird feeder. Reapply as needed.
#2 Hot Boiling Water
Hot water is also one of the best ways to get rid of ants, carefully pour hot boiling water directly on an ant mound
#3 Baking Soda
To destroy an ant colony, dust the ant mound with baking soda and then spray with full-strength white vinegar.
#4 Citrus Peel
Ants don’t like the smell of citrus peel. Save and dry peels from oranges, lemons, and grapefruit. Grind them and spread near entry points, in flower beds and potted plants to deter ants.
#5 The Mini Moat Trick
To prevent ants from getting in your pet’s food bowl, build a mini moat around it. Select a lid or tray that is larger than the bowl and fill it with water. Place the bowl in the center to form a barrier ants will not swim across.
#6 Chark Line
Ants will not cross a chalk line. Draw a chalk line in front of exterior doors, to prevent ants from coming in the house.
#7 Coffee Grounds
To create a barrier that ants won’t cross, sprinkle used coffee grounds along the edge of a flower or raised garden bed, at the base of your house and entry points.
#8 Peppermint Essential Oil
To repel ants in the kitchen and bathroom, place several drops of peppermint essential oil on cotton balls and place them on countertops, in cabinets and pantry, near the garbage container, and other places where attract ants.
#9 DIY Ant Spray
Mix 4 oz. water, 2 tablespoons vodka along with 15 drops of peppermint essential oil, and 5 drops of cinnamon essential oil in a spray bottle. Shake and spray as needed, indoors or outside.
#10 Make Clean
Use 2 tablespoons of Dr. Bonner’s Pure Castile Liquid Soap, 15 drops of peppermint essential oil, and 5 drops of fir needle or Tea Tree essential oil. Stir to combine. Pour mixture into a bucket containing one gallon of hot water. Stir, and use to mop washable floors.