Exterminator Reveals Cheap Secret: Never see ants in your home again
As we’re nearing the end of spring the weather is getting better, warmer, and more enticing. This weather though comes with problems as it also entices ants and other pests who are intruding your home and looking for your food. Pest control services are helpful, but can also be expensive. Luckily, there are many effective ways to get rid of ants by yourself.
How To Prevent Ants From Getting In Your Home
The first step in managing ant issues is to prevent them from getting in your home. Ants have a very strong sense of smell and love sugary things, so don’t leave food unprotected on the counter or in the cupboards because they will find it very easily. Even an opened, empty can of soda will attract ants because of the sugar left on the rim, so rinse containers that have been in contact with food before you put them in the trash or in the recycling bin.
How To Get Rid Of Ants
Sometimes ants find a way to your food even if you keep your home clean and your food tucked away. Here are some natural homemade tricks you can try to keep ants at bay.
Ants will avoid places that are scented with cinnamon.
What you’ll need
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon essential oil
- 1 cup water
- Cotton balls or cloth
- Cinnamon cloves (optional)
What to do
- Mix cinnamon essential oil with water
- Soak a cotton ball or a cloth in the mixture
- Wipe your counters and other areas where you spot ants
- Repeat once a day until the ants disappear
- You can also leave cinnamon cloves near doors and windows
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