Ants are making their way into homes this time of year. They are critical to the environment in too many ways to count, but they quickly become pests when they invade your home seeking food, shelter, or both.
Nobody wants an ant invasion, and often times will reach for intense chemicals to eradicate them as quickly as possible.
For how long have you been trying to eliminate ants from your house? When the process takes weeks or months, you should address more radical options. Here “radical” doesn’t mean anything poisonous to people or dangerous to pets. “Radical” stands for something more efficient and working.
Pest control is one aspect of daily living in which people accept some of the scariest chemicals into their homes, numb to warnings stamped on the packaging-“Don’t inhale!” “Don’t touch!” “Call poison control if you make any direct contact with this substance!” “Potentially harmful!” “Actually, what we mean is it will kill you!”
Well, you get the point. If something needs detailed instructions plus a hotline number for 24-hour emergency assistance (human or animal) or chemical emergency assistance, you don’t want it in your house. What you have to think is,-if this is going to obliterate the pests (in this case, ants) won’t it be harmful to anyone and everything else? Yes. It will.
But what nature brought forth is can also turn away, so read on about how to get rid of ants naturally.
You will need…
- 30 drops clove essential oil
- 30 drops peppermint essential oil
- 4 oz. water
Mix the essential oils and the water in a spray bottle. Shake it well and that’s it. Your homemade natural ant-repellent is ready to use.
How to use it? – It’s very simple. Spray/wipe down all of the entrances you know or suspect they may be getting in by, and spray/wipe down all counters or surfaces by food sources. Apply the baits at different spots along ant trails. This is a long term solution that is very effective for getting rid of black ants in your kitchen.