Ants are common intruders in our homes, especially during the summer. They are looking for food, so they come in great numbers, and it seems that there is no effective way to control them!
Yet, you do not need commercial repellents to get rid of ants, as you can bid them goodbye in a completely safe and natural way!
Ants have a developed sense of smell and desire for sweet foods, which attract them in your kitchen.
Therefore, the first thing you should do is to rinse all bowls and containers before throwing them in the trash can. Yet, regardless of the way you clean your home, they will keep appearing.
That is why we reveal these amazing homemade tricks to get rid of ants:
Ants hate the smell of vinegar, so it is excellent in repelling them. Here is how to use it:
- Distilled vinegar
- Lemon essential oil
In a spray bottle, mix vinegar and water in equal amounts, and add a couple of drops of lemon oil. Shake and spray all over the places where you notice ants, at least once daily.
Ants detest the cinnamon smell too, so here is how to eliminate them:
- ½ teaspoon of cinnamon essential oil
- A cup of water
- Cinnamon cloves (optional)
Add the cinnamon essential oil to the water, stir, and soak a cotton ball or cloth in it. Then, wipe the areas where ants appear mostly in the house. Repeat once daily until they disappear. You can also scatter cinnamon cloves near the doors and windows.
This will attract the ants and then kill them. You need:
- 1 of borax
- 2 tablespoons of sugar
- 2 tablespoons of peanut butter
- 1 of water
In a suitable container, mix the ingredients, cover it with a lid, and poke holes from the sides, so the ant can enter it.
The following video will reveal more tricks on how to keep ants at bay: