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Natural ant repellents

May 25, 2017

According to tipnut.com, here is a list of spray cleaner recipes you can try…

Clean countertops and surfaces  with one of the cleaners below, these can also be used to spray them directly.

  • Vinegar

  • Vinegar & Water (50/50 mix)

  • Cider Vinegar & Water (50/50 mix)

  • One of these essential oils: Peppermint, Lavender, Eucalyptus, Tea Tree Oil, Witch Hazel Extract (1 tablespoon) plus water–per spray bottle

  • Liquid Dish Detergent & Water (about 1 tablespoon detergent, fill spray bottle with water).

An interesting tidbit is that ants leave a scented trail so they can easily find their way back to the the food source in your home or office. Their trails can be both visible and invisible to human eyes, so washing away these trails will make it more difficult to find their favorite places. Using these cleaners with the above ingredients also has a repellent property.

 

List Of Natural Repellents

Spread these repellents near cracks, around window sills, along baseboards, in corners and outside doors.

 

  • Cinnamon

  • Ground Black Pepper

  • Bay Leaves

  • Whole Cloves

  • Red Chili Powder (sprinkle liberally or make a paste with water)

  • Red Pepper Flakes

  • Salt

  • Used Coffee Grounds

  • Sage

  • Cucumber Peels

  • Essential Oils: Peppermint, Lavender, Eucalyptus. Swab these around entrance points.

 

 

 

 

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