Every organism on earth has its reason and purpose for existence, and its place in the natural order of things, too.
Even some of them, like insects and crawling bugs, can be pests for us.
That’s the main reason we often try to get rid of them in our homes with harsh chemicals, posing a danger at the same time, not only to the target but also to any other living things and the whole enviroment.
There are so many natural solutions for protection from them, also aren’t harmful at all for our family, and they are infinitely much more effective that artificial produced pesticans.
Ants take the first place of annoying insects. They are so amazing that are able to lift and carry up more that a thousand times their body weight, and are able to withstand pressure up to five times that. Their intellegence make them very hard pest to get rid of.
They make trails to food sources with leaving pheromone deposits, so if you get rid a few of them you didn’t solve the problem, because their company can follow and find their ways back to the colony. Instead of wiping out all the ants in the house many times throughout the year, you may find a long time solution.
Everyday cleaning doesn’t always help. Any spilled juice, breadcrumbs, or unclosed cereal boxes is a potential threat for us.
Here we offer simple and non-toxic natural alternatives to get rid of this annoying party crashers:
1.DIY Ant repellent
– it’s easy made and it can be stored for months. It has a lovely smell of peppermint and cloves that ants hate. Just sprey it around baseboards, windows, door frames, and every other entry point.
– 30 drops peppermint essential oil;
– 30 drops clove essential oil;
– 4 oz water.
Mix the ingidients in a glass spray bottle, shake and spray all over the home. Repeat if
2. Ant moat
– apply a large empty can or pie tin under each table leg and fill it with water up to about an inch from the top. Ants can’t swim, so even if they float, their slippery legs can’t crawl up the table.
3. Take the trash out
– food scraps in your bin usually been noticed by ants. Empty yourtrash bin regularly, or just leave it outside the house, to keep the bugs out too.
4. You’re unwelcome inside! Get out!
Mix one t.s of borax and three t.s of sugar, then place it in few plastic containers with fitted lids; add water enough to make a syrupy texture; make small holes in the top and sides, affix the lid, and place on risky places. Sugar is good, but borax is poisonous to ants. After drinking the mixture depositing it back in the colony, eventually will kill all its inhabitants. Get out of reach of children or pets.
5. Wipe their tracks
– spray mixture of 1/2 water and 1/2 vinegar with dish soap. After few minutes wipe it with dishtowel to remove the pheromone traces from them so they won’t find the trail back inside.
6. Flood their colony
– spray vinegar every day to force ants out and away.
7. Use cucumber
– they don’t like it. Just grow in your garden and use cucumber in salads to keep them away.
8. Spicy trick
– sprinkle cinnamon or cayene pepper on critic entries.
– one teaspoon cayenne;
– 10 drops citrus oil;
– one cup of water.
Mix that in spray bottle and shake. Spray with it before serving food. Get out of reach of children.
The same can be done with hot water.
Ants are beneficial to garden and backyard, so this should only be used as a last resort.