6 Natural Remedies For The Ant Invasion
Ants are making their way into homes this time of year. Thankfully there are natural pest control methods to help you cope with and eliminate the problem. Plus, many of the solutions use what you already have in your cupboard!
It’s high time you started drinking mint tea, as used mint tea bags are pretty effective in driving ants away. Just put bags at the points from where you think ants enter. If you don’t drink mint tea, use mint leaves. Dry them and crush into powder. Sprinkle the powder at the entry points.
This is a highly effective method of getting rid of ants. Spraying vinegar on the ant’s entry paths, you are spreading a very strong scent that repells ants, making them avoid it. Make sure you cover all the corners and areas, including those of counter tops, sink and windows. Let the vinegar dry well. Though classic vinegar is widely-used for these purposes, apple cider vinegar is not less effective. All you should do is mix it with water in equal amounts and use a spray bottle. Repeat several times a day!
Lemon is the most effective fruit in case of ants’ invasion. Mix some lemon juice with water and then spray it all around the areas, where the ants are. This is one of the most optimal remedies that help to get rid of ants.
Buy a very strong perfume and soak cotton balls in it. Keep a few of them in affected areas. As ants cannot tolerate the perfume, they will stay away from the place, where it is present.
This is the best and the cheapest way to get rid of ants. Boil water and add salt to it. Pour salty water into a spray bottle and spread in places, where you usually see the ants.
Ants can’t stand its taste. So, if you can’t stand ants, cucumber is your helping hand. Take a cucumber and cut it into pieces. Place pieces in ant-affected areas. Pretty soon they’ll leave your house.