5 Remedies to get rid of ants!

Are you annoyed and irritated because of the disgusting and horrible pests called ants. And whenever you see them your foot automatically wants to murder them? Well! We can save you from this sin as we have a handful of remedies to shoo them away!

  1. Cinnamon at your aid!

Cinnamon is the finest ant repellent remedy of all times! The strong smell of cinnamon which is loved by most of us is resented by these tiny troubles. Ants have a strong sense of smell, in fact, their odor receptors are five times more than the average human. All you need to do is take 1/2 teaspoon of essential cinnamon oil, add it to a cup of water, then dip a cotton ball in this concoction and wipe at all possible ant dwelling areas. You can also put the oil in a spray bottle and spray it anywhere you find them!

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2. Treat them with a pepper bath!

Now you are definitely going to love this one, and thank us a million times!

Just boil a big, very big pot of water and add a teaspoonful of cayenne pepper seasoning. Now, hold the pot with oven mitts, and pour the hot spicy boiling water into the access holes, such as cracks in the sidewalk, or anywhere where you see live ants. As soon as they come in contact, they’ll drop dead!

3. They hate vinegar!

Ants hate this ingredient, as they can’t stand its smell and you can just shoo them away like a hero with this pocket saving weapon. Just take a spray bottle with equal parts of water and white distilled vinegar. You may also add lemon which is another scent that they cannot tolerate. Just spray this solution to every possible ant residing area and continue till they are all gone.

4. Sweet sugar death!

Yes! Use their favorite ingredient to finish them.

Take an empty jar and add 1/2 cup of white sugar and 1.5 teaspoons of borax. Now add two cups of boiling water and stir until the mixture has dissolved. Take cotton balls and dunk them into this solution and place them at places where they might dwell and bam! Within 24 hours, their souls will curse you for being this mean! ( just kidding!)

5. Diatomaceous earth is all you need!

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This fossilized remain of marine phytoplankton is a ranger. Though a powder, its microscopic razor sharp edges will just rip their hearts out! Cruel eh!? Just sprinkle this baby anywhere you suspect ants might be residing like a boss in windows wills, beneath your fridge and if you are a bold tough person, just pour the pack into their anthill.

Try out any of these 5 remedies and just get rid of these nasty, annoying and unwelcomed pests!

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Pooja Acharya

Pooja Acharya

A primary teacher by profession, Pooja is so much about kids and kids. In her leisure time, you'll find her in the books and sometimes with a pen too!

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