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When you least expect it you find yourself home invaded by unwanted guests, the ants. You could resort to the use of some insecticide, but why eliminate them when it is enough to remove them? Furthermore the insecticides they are harmful to humans and the environment.
To eliminate them, the first thing to do is to remove everything that attract ants: they are omnivorous and especially invade the sugary substances found in cupboards or in food scraps. Therefore it is essential to close the sugar container well and put the honey jars in a closed plastic bag, eliminate water sources, such as dishes left to soak or drip overnight and promptly remove all crumbs from the floor. If the invasion persists, here are some natural remedies to remove the ants in the house.
Ants in the house, remedies
Ants have a very developed sense of smell but they hate strong smells!
- Pepper: Place pepper where you think ants are entering. It may be a good idea since pepper contains capsaicin, a deterrent to ants.
- Dish detergent: Create a solution made of two tablespoons of detergent in half a liter of water to pour into a spray bottle and spray near windows, doors and cracks. In this way, the scent trail that attracts ants is eliminated.
- Vinegar: Prepare a 50/50 mixture of white vinegar and water to use for washing the sink, floors and kitchen surfaces. The ants they escape the smell of vinegar.
- Eucalyptol: prepare a solution consisting of 5 ml of cajeput oil, 5 ml of eucalyptus oil, 20 ml of ethyl alcohol and pour the contents into a spray bottle. It is an excellent natural insecticide against ants and at the same time a 100% natural air freshener.
Ants in the house, remedies. Other Tips
It is important beyond cleaning, to make sure all suspected cracks are blocked. Otherwise, proceed with del silicone. If you live in the garden, ants can be useful as they clear the lawn of small animal carcasses. So let's just move them away from home without eliminating them. Other suggestions are available at this address.