Keep ants out of your home, with these natural, yet simple solutions.

Excited that summer is upon us? Not if you’re among those dealing with ants. Many people are seeing an increase in ants in their homes. Here’s a few ways of keeping them at bay, safe, and naturally. I personally just recently created lemon barriers at their point of entry in my house, and the results prompted me to write this article.

  1. Cinnamon- Super stanky to ants. Add ½ teaspoon of cinnamon essential oil in a cup of water. Soak a cotton ball in this solution and wipe down the areas where ants may enter. You can also put ground cinnamon and cloves near entry points.
  2. White Vinegar- Also super stanky to ants. Mix equally with water, then spray. (Also good for cleaning window sills and counter tops)
  3. Borax- Super toxic to ants. Mix borax with granulated sugar in a 1:3 ratio. Add enough water to get a syrup-like consistency. Put this paste in the areas where you see ants.
  4. Lemon- Again, stanky, also masks their scent trails. Simply smear or squeeze across ants entry point.
  5. Peppermint- Not just good for ants, but all insects. Add 10 drops of peppermint essential oil to 1 cup of water. Spray the solution on all areas where ants are present. Repeat twice daily, until the ants are gone completely.

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