A ant invasion at home it can be a bit upset in everyday coexistence, but this does not mean that you have to exterminate it with harmful chemicals that can harm you or those around you, even your pets. Nor is it necessary to call the fumigator as it can be an unnecessary cost having other ways to do it.
Here we offer you 10 natural and inexpensive remedies to scare away these insects without anyone being harmed in the process.
1. Vinegar (mixed with water in equal parts)
Vinegar gives off a strong odor that will repel ants immediately as these insects hate the smell of vinegar. In addition, this liquid eliminates the odor traces that they use to move, so it is very effective. Cover ant driveways and all nooks and crannies, including countertops, sinks, and windows, with vinegar.
2. Lemon juice
Acid disturbs ants’ sense of orientation so spray it wherever you see them passing.
3. Talcum powder or chalk
An ingredient in chalk and baby powder is talc, which is a natural ant repellent. Place them all over the place where ants are entering your house.
4. Baking soda and sugar
It is a harmful mixture for the body of the ants, so they will flee from it.
5. Coffee beans
The smell they give off causes the ants to be repelled. Therefore, place them in strategic points, such as in the garden and around the outside of your house.
6. Corn flour
Apparently it is also effective against an invasion of ants. It spreads along the usual path of insects.
7. Cucumber and citrus peels
They are toxic to the types of fungi that ants feed on, and therefore ants avoid them. Leave them in known ant activity areas.
The mint leaf or tea bags are used to chase away the ants. Put them around windows and doors, and where insects enter.
9. Herbs and spices
Bay leaf and other plants give off a strong odor that repel ants. Put them in cabinets and drawers. Cinnamon, black pepper, or garlic do the same thing, so sprinkle those spices in areas where you’ve seen the ants.
Mix it with water and sugar and spread the paste that is created in the corners where the ants are visible.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.