Seeing a trail of ants marching across your kitchen counter can be gut-wrenching. Trying to find out where they are coming from might be an impossible task but killing them is easy. Just buy a can of pesticide from the hardware store and start spraying, right? Don’t reach for that can just yet, commercial pesticides and repellents can cause health problems for humans and pets. It’s nasty stuff. Why not try some natural ways to keep ants out of your home?
Cinnamon might be a heavenly aroma for us but not for ants. Cinnamon is a natural way of preventing ants from getting into your house and leave your home smelling wonderful. All you need to do is add ¼ to ½ teaspoon of cinnamon or cinnamon essential oil to water. Soak some in a cotton ball and wipe it on the area where you’ve spotted ants before.
Stop Them With Herbs and Spices
Having an herb planter in your window isn’t just a great way to have fresh herbs and spices on hand, it’s also a way to fight off ants. Yes, ants don’t like certain herbs like mint or black pepper. These are smells that ants just don’t like. You can either leave the herbs out as a deterrent or use a cotton ball soaked in the oil version of the herbs and spices.
Wait! Don’t throw out those coffee grounds just yet. If you are a coffee drinker then you have an unlimited supply of ant deterrent. What the heck am I talking about? It turns out that the nitrogen in the coffee grounds burns ants like some kind of archaic ward. Just sprinkle some around where you’ve seen ant activity and it will prevent ants from getting into your house. Be sure to explain to your guests why your house constantly smells like the inside of a coffee can.
If you don’t mind the smell of garlic then place some around your house. The cloves will ward off ants and vampires.
Ant Killer With Borax
Mix ½ cup of sugar and 1 ½ tablespoon of Borax into 1 ½ cups of water. Mix until it turns into a thick paste. Apply the paste near some ant activity. Ants won’t be able to resist the smell of the sugar and will take the concoction back to the queen and poison the entire nest.
Try out these natural ways to keep ants out of your home and you will find that ants won’t be hanging around for long. Although if you have a serious infestation problem the best solution is to go with the pros at Pest Control Unlimited. Our one-time service will eliminate ants, mice, rats, cockroaches and many other pests that can invade your home.
Call us today at (888) 649-9919 or leave a message on our site.