In search of an instant remedy, let me share the best natural ways to get rid of ants. Ants can give you a headache. They can annoy you in so many ways, you can just leave your food for a minute, and you’ll see ants already surround it. That’s how annoying they can be. Odorous ants and black house ants are the most common ants in the Philippines; There are days when I think that I’m just renting a house to an ant because they are all over! They have invaded your home.
Natural Ways To Get Rid Of Ants
I love the smell of coffee good thing ants hates it. Coffee grounds will affect worker ants; they will smell the strong scent of it, making them lose their trails. It will not kill ants, but it will shoo away those insects.
Lemon and citrus peels
Ants are very susceptible to smell. The citrus smell will destroy the scent trail of the ants. Look for products that scented with actual citrus because the synthetic will not be useful. Spray it to the traces, and you’ll get rid of ants.
Vinegar has an overpowering scent, and even I do not like it. You can get rid of ants using vinegar, mix a 50/50 solution of vinegar and water in a spray bottle. Spray it directly to the part of your house where you can see ants.
Herbs and Spices
These herbs and spices will not just make your food more delicious and also help you get rid of ants. You can place some peppermint or eucalyptus in a cotton ball and leave it on the place where you can see some trail. Pepper is also helpful in getting rid of ants. However, you have to make sure that kids in the house will not reach, and it can also irritate your mucous membrane, so if you have rhinitis, then use other remedies instead.
Mixing borax to sugar and water will make a thick sugary syrup. Borax is a poison. The reason why we need to put sugar on it is that the worker ant will get it and put it inside their colony. It will then poison the one that will eat it, So it might take a little time but works well, killing the queen. Make sure that children will not reach it as well.
I hate it when they are crawling on my skin and will suddenly bite. Getting rid of ants can be a challenge; you can try these natural ingredients that you can see in your house. If you have other suggestions that work well, feel free to comment.