Ant remedies

We’ve been having trouble with those small ants in our bathroom, though not nearly as bad as the picture above shows.  I looked up some natural remedies online to try.

  1. Add 6-8 ounces of water to a spray bottle.

  2. Add ½ tsp of cayenne pepper powder.

  3. Combine 15 drops of peppermint oil and 15 drops of tea tree oil.

  4. Spray trails, crevices and other high traffic areas. For heavier application, I like to douse a cotton ball and stuff it near the source of the trail.

 

Vinegar
I put some distilled white vinegar in a spray bottle and sprayed the entrance points. I also sprayed vinegar along the trail to destroy their pheromone trail. Once the vinegar dried, a few ants came back to check out the situation. After reapplying the vinegar a few more times, they got the hint they weren’t welcome and moved on.

Soapy water
Fill a spray bottle with 2 tablespoons dish soap and 1/2 cup water. It kills ants and destroys the pheromone trail. It only works when wet, so you’ll need to reapply for a few days.

Lemon Juice
Dab lemon juice at entrance points or areas they visit.

Coffee Grounds
Ants don’t like the smell of coffee. Sprinkle used coffee grounds around the perimeter of your house or at entrance points.

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