Ants are among the most common insects in our homes. Although harmless and rarely dangerous to our health, they can practically colonize our kitchens to the point of being found almost everywhere, especially in our food.
To ward off ants and other insects, we almost always resort to industrial insecticides, which are always loaded with harmful chemicals that expose us to the risk of respiratory illness and can end up in our food and air.
Fortunately, there are natural alternatives, such as essential oils, which can repel ants without exposing us to health risks and by scenting the whole house. Just add a few drops to the solution we use to wash the floors to enjoy their ant repellent power.
- Lemon essential oil
This oil is very effective and can drive ants away in seconds. In addition to adding it to detergent, you can also dilute it and spray it on the ant entry points.
The effect of the oil is immediate and the house will have a delicious lemon aroma.
- Cinnamon essential oil
Cinnamon is rich in benefits for human beings, and its essential oil is very useful and versatile. In ants it generates such a state of discomfort that it causes them to leave our homes.
Moreover, its delicious aroma will linger for hours. Pour at least 5 drops of cinnamon essential oil into the solution you use to wash the floor.
- Mint essential oil
It is one of the most repellent aromas available in nature, while having wonderful human health benefits. For an immediate effect, apply it directly to areas frequented by ants.
Again, just pour a few drops into floor cleaner to enjoy its benefits.
This is not an essential oil but is still effective against ants. Vinegar is one of the most versatile household cleaning products, and can be used as an insecticide.
Pouring it into floor cleaner will not only keep ants away, but will increase the degreasing and cleaning power of the detergent.