Everyone who had problems with ants in their home knows that these insects enter the house hoping that they will find food.
The worst part is that in most cases they come in large number. In this situation, you should probably call for pest control service that can quickly and effectively solve your problem.
However, they can be quite expensive, and some people are not able to afford this.
So, if you are looking for a second option, you are in the right place. With the use of a few natural ingredients which are very cheap and easily available, you can eliminate these annoying pests from your house.
How to Keep Ants Away from Your Home
First of all, it is very important to find a way to keep the ants away from your house so you will be able to solve your problem.
They have desire for sugary foods and strongly developed sense of smell which attract them to the food that you forgot on the counter and in the cupboard.
In other words, their highly developed sense attracts them even to an empty can of soda because of the sugar left on the rim. So, it is very important to rinse any container or bowl which previously had contact with food before you throw it in the trash.
How to Eliminate Ants from your House
Ants may find some of your food that is tucked away, regardless of how perfectly clean your home is!
Here are some tips on how to prevent them from entering your house in the first place:
For some reason, ants do not stand the smell of cinnamon. So, check out the recipe below which can keep your home safe from ants.
- 1 cup of water
- ½ tsp. of cinnamon essential oil
- Cloth or cotton balls
- Optional – Cinnamon cloves
You should add the essential oil to the water and stir well. Soak a cotton ball or cloth in the mixture and use it to wipe the areas in your home where ants can appear.
Repeat the procedure once a day until you see that you managed to eliminate all of them. You can also place cinnamon cloves near you doors and windows.
The smell of vinegar can keep ants at bay. Check out how to use vinegar:
- Distilled vinegar
- Spray bottle
- Lemon essential oil
Mix one part vinegar and one part water in a spray bottle. Next, you should add a few drops of lemon oil and make sure to shake the spray bottle well.
Spray around the areas where ants are more likely to appear, such as baseboards. Repeat this procedure once a day until you get rid of all ants. Make sure to shake the bottle before every use!
It is an interesting fact that this trick actually attracts ants. They take it to their nest and share it as food. But, eventually it will kill them, so you should try it now!
- 2 tbsp. of sugar
- 2 tbsp. of peanut butter
- 1 of water
- 1 of borax
- Sharp object
- Plastic container with lid
You should put all the ingredients in the container and mix well. Cover with the lid and make a few holes through the sides of the container and the lid so that only ants will be able to enter and leave.
Watch the video in order to find out more tips that will help you to get rid of the ants from your house and yard:
Note: If none of these tricks help you eliminate the ants thoroughly then we recommend you to consult a professional.