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How Do I Get Rid of Ants in My House Naturally?

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Because ants are easily attracted to so many items in your home, many homeowners wonder if these pesky small insects will actually be repelled by using natural ingredients that you can easily found at home? Let’s find out!

Try one of these natural ant repellents because they seem really dislike the smells

  • Coffee grounds
  • Cinnamons
  • White vinegar
  • Lemon

Ants hate the scent of coffee grounds

People usually discard their coffee grounds and wash them with soap and water. But before you decide to throw them out, we suggest you to saving them for practical uses you may not even know before. Coffee grounds can be used to ward crawling pesky pest like ants!

Did you know? Ants really don’t like the strong smell and texture of your coffee grounds. Sprinkle the used coffee grounds in the place where you commonly see ants crawling, such as cupboards, pantry table or near to your pet food bowl. This natural ant repellent can be also applicable in the outdoor, such as your garden area.

The smell of coffee grounds indeed effective to repels ants, but this doesn’t apply to other pest insects like cockroach. By spreading coffee grounds everywhere in your home, this means you are throwing a big party for a group of cockroaches tonight.

Ants hate the scent of cinnamons

From apple pie to toast bread, cinnamons are the perfect additional sweetener to your favourite breakfast. But who would have thought if ground cinnamon is often regarded as an effective DIY ant control option.

Gently sprinkle the cinnamon grounds on the surface where become the most popular entrance point for ants, such as window tracks or doors. The ground cinnamon acts like the road blocker for these crawling pests, because ants can’t stand the smell of cinnamons.

Unfortunately, the idea of using cinnamons to get rid of ants is only a myth! This natural ant repellent might be works in the short term, but this method consider as a contact killing and doesn’t resolve the ant problem right to its root source.

Though ants will avoid the place where you place cinnamons grounds, they will looking for another access that less ‘spicy’ to hang out or passed by.

Ants hate the scent of white vinegar

Aside for cooking ingredients, white vinegar a great home remedy for killing ants. Ants very hate the strong smell of vinegar because it will interfering with the pheromones that ants use to communicate.

Mix 50-50 mixture of white vinegar and water in a spray bottle. Spray to the common hot spots where ants infested in your home, such as cupboards, shelves or baseboards. Once it done, wipe the spray marks with damp paper towel.

While it’s true that ants will react badly to the strong smell of white vinegar, but this popular method isn't effective enough if you have larger ant infestation at home or even preventing the future infestations.

Ants hate the scent of lemon

Who doesn’t like lemon juice? Its taste good and will freshen you all day!

It is common knowledge that lemon not only become great addition to both food and beverages, more than that… lemon is also great natural options to repel ants that you can try at home! It turns that lemon have an acidic oil that toxic to ants and it disrupts up their trail.

Squeeze lemon or place lemon peels near their points of entry to your house, such as small cracks and crevices, floor boards or window sills.

So sorry folks, this natural lemon method are sadly not able to hurt or even kill ants at all. Just like white vinegar,  for short period of time lemon is only useful to disrupts the scent trails that ants follow.  

4 simple steps to prevent ants from coming into your home for starters

  • Never wait to clean up any food and liquid spillages immediately.
  • Sweep up any food crumbs from under your kitchen appliances and units
  • Store your food in airtight containers wherever possible
  • Block off entry points by sealing all cracks and crevices around your doors and window frames

Small problems can develop into large ones if it's left uncontrollable. Fortunately, there are corrective ways of eliminating your ant problems.

Contact Rentokil now for expert advice on how to prevent an ant invasion in your home.