Even the most serious ant invasion can be controlled with a few simple home remedies that are chemical-free and work just as well as the strongest poisons. Some of these remedies include:

  • Cinnamon
  • Mint
  • Cloves
  • Red Chili Powder
  • Black Pepper
  • Bay Leaves
  • Baby Powder
  • Vinegar

To keep ants out of your house, start by finding the place they use to come in. Try to seal any possible holes to keep new ants from entering, and make sure there is no trash or anything else that may attract ants near any entrances of your home, including on windowsils.

Killing single ants inside the home should be avoided, as live ants are attracted to the smell of their dead companions, and will swarm to the place to be able to carry away the carcasses. Solutions that focus on keeping the ants out of your house, or work by discouraging them to come back are the best options.

Some of the most effective natural remedies to keep ants out of your house can be found in your home. Ants dont like cinnamon, mint, red chili powder, black pepper, or baby powder. All of them can be sprinkled on countertops or cupboards, as they’re not poisonous and highly effective. Planting mint and cloves in windowsills or outdoor gardens around the home will also help keep ants out of your house. Bay leaves, especially when dipped into mint mouthwash and placed around the food storage areas are another helpful option.  Ants also hate vinegar. For an easy solution, just mix equal parts of vinegar and water and then sprinkle/spray on counters and other food storage and preparation areas.

While these solutions may not help you get rid of the ants already present in your home, it will certainly discourage other ones to join the invasion. As ants get creative finding ways to get into the house, you may have to keep checking for cracks and holes, and trying a few different solutions to keep all of them out. There are many solutions that are effective, yet safe for your family.

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