Summer is coming and the weather is getting much hotter and the insects are starting to show up. One of the most common ones are ants, which can easily enter your home and go for your food. You can always call the pest control company to come and do their magic however these services are really costly.
But, do not worry there is as cheap solution for this issue which will make your life insect free.
Stop Ants from Entering Your House
First things first, we have to prevent ants from entering our houses. They usually go after food which is left in the kitchen, because with their highly developed sense of smell, they can find it easily. Make sure you wash all your food containers and throw away all your bottles instead of leaving them lying around the kitchen unattended.
Effective Way of Preventing Ants in the House
Even if you keep your house clean, and don’t leave food unattended ants will still show up.
Check out these natural remedies to keep them away:
Mix ½ tbsp of cinnamon essential oil with 1 cup of water and get cotton balls. With the cotton balls clean the counters and other areas where you see the ants showing up. Another option is to leave cinnamon cloves next to any doors and windows.
The vinegar smell also repels the ants. Get some distilled vinegar, water, and lemon essential oil and mix everything up and put it in a spray bottle. Before every use make sure you shake up the bottle. Spray at all places where you’ve seen ants.
Borax works in a way that you put it and expect the ants to take the poison and bring it in their nest, which will eventually kill the whole colony.
You need to mix:
- 2 tbsp of peanut butter
- 2 tbsp of sugar
- 1 tbsp borax
- 1 tbsp water
- Plastic lid container
- Sharp object to make holes
Mix everything up, put it in the plastic container, make holes and leave it aside so the ants can get in.