Finding the current ant plague quite a nuisance? You’re not the only one. Many of us are struggling to come to terms with our new roommates or co-workers. They seem to be everywhere! Apart from the fact that they have a tendency to multiply quite rapidly before your eyes, they’re also quite annoying when crawling up your arm.
So, if you find yourself constantly having to spray insect killer or flick them off your furniture, rather try the following natural ways to get rid of ants for good.
- Mix a cinnamon oil spray
Cinnamon is not only excellent for weight loss and overall health, it’s also great for deterring ants. You can either use ground cinnamon to leave at entrances or you can mix ½ teaspoon of cinnamon essential oil to one cup water. Soak a cotton ball in the oil and leave at ant entrances.
- Invest in white vinegar
Vinegar has quite a strong smell which will make any ant want to stay away. Mix equal parts white vinegar to water and mix with an essential oil of your choice. Add the solution to a spray bottle and spray where you see an ant trail. Wipe down the area after an hour.
- Apply some lemon juice
Lemons not only make your home smell fresh, it’s also great to get rid of ants. Rub lemon juice on areas where the ants tend to enter. Use sparingly every few days to keep ants at bay.
- Add peppermint
As a natural insect repellent, peppermint can be used in various forms to get rid of ants. You can either grow peppermint plants in your garden, sprinkle dried peppermint around the doors and entry ways, or add 10 drops of essential peppermint oil to 1 cup water and spray where the ants are present.
- Spray a bleach solution
Although it’s important to spray the nest with a water and bleach solution, you also want to spray the trail to ensure that you kill the whole colony. If not, you may end up with another ant colony popping up elsewhere.
- Kill the scouts
Ant colonies usually send out a scout (lone ant) to search for food sources. Thus, it’s important to kill the lone ant if you see one in order to prevent it from travelling back to the nest to tell the rest of the ants where the food source is.
- Hire a pest control company
Perhaps one of the easiest ways to get rid of an ant plague is to hire professionals who know exactly how to get rid of ants easily. Professional pest control companies have been getting rid of pesky pests for years, making them more than qualified to handle the situation. Go on, you know you want to!
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