These social insects often come in large number intruding your home in the hope to find food. Pest control services are usually expensive and full of chemicals.
However, today we will present you something that will help you get rid of these pests naturally and easily with just few cheap and available ingredients.
How to Keep These Insects Away from Your House
Finding a way to keep these insects away from your house is the first and most important step in managing your problem with them.
Their desire for sugar foods and strongly developed sense of smell attract them to the foods left on the counter or in the cupboard.
Due to the sugar left on the rim, they will notice even an empty can of soda. Do not forget to rinse any container or bowl which had contact with food before throwing it away.
How To Get Rid Of Ants From Your Home
No matter how hard you try to keep your home perfectly clean, ants might find some of your food that’s tucked away.
Here are few clever hacks to prevent them from entering your house.
For some reason, ants hate the smell of cinnamon. So, here’s how to use it to keep them at bay.
Things You’ll Need
– 1 cup of water
– ½ tsp. of cinnamon essential oil
– Cloth or cotton balls
– Optional – Cinnamon cloves
Add the essential oil to the water and stir well. Soak a cloth or a cotton ball in the solution and use it to wipe areas from your house where ants are likely to appear. Do this once a day until you see no ant in your home.
Also, you can leave cinnamon cloves near your windows and doors.
The smell of this powerful ingredient repels these insects. Here is how to use it:
– Lemon essential oil
– Spray bottle
– Distilled water
Mix vinegar and water in to a spray bottle in 1:1 ratio. The next thing you should do is to add a few drops of lemon oil and then shake the bottle.
Now you only have to spray around where these insects appear. Perform this action once per day until the insects disappear. Do not forget to shake it before use!
This trick attracts these insects, eventually killing them. The ants take it to their nest and the share it as food.
– Plastic container with lid
– Sharp object
– 1 tbsp of borax
– 1 tbsp of water
– 2 tbsp of peanut butter
– 2 tbsp of sugar
Place all the ingredients in a container and mix well. Cover it with a lid and then poke some holes through the container’s side and the lid where the insects can enter and leave.
The following video will present you how to eliminate ants from your yard and house:
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