Although ants are considered harmless, they are usually very annoying as they often invade the home and sometimes build nests.
Often we find them on the countertop or on the surfaces closest to our food, and then they become a big problem.
For this reason, today we will see together how to make a natural ant repellent using only natural and pantry ingredients!
What will you discover?
The first DIY repellent we recommend is baking soda, an ingredient that can keep ants away from our home .
So all you have to do is pour half a liter of water into a spray bottle and then add 2 tablespoons of baking soda. Next, shake the spray bottle vigorously to mix the ingredients and spray the resulting mixture in the parts of the house where you have most noticed the presence of ants.
And voilà: the ants in the house are just a bad memory!
Another very effective remedy is the use of vinegar , whose strong and pungent smell acts as a natural repellent for these insects. Therefore, to test it, you need to pour equal amounts of water and vinegar into a spray bottle, shake it vigorously and let the resulting mixture evaporate along the trajectory “traveled” by the ants.
For an even more effective effect , we also recommend cleaning the floor with a mixture of water, vinegar and a few drops of lemon essential oil . You will notice that the ants turn back!
Note: We recommend never using vinegar on marble or natural stone floors as it could corrode them.
Another food ingredient that can help you with ants in the house is coffee . Although the scent of this product is very popular with us, it is considered annoying for ants and is therefore repulsive.
In addition, coffee grounds appear to contain some substances such as caffeine and diterpenes, which are considered real natural insecticides . Then add a little coffee powder to the places where the ants hang out the most and the game is done!
As if that wasn’t enough, coffee powder is also a godsend for keeping wasps away : just put it in a bowl and burn it like incense .
Mint and bay leaf
There are aromatic herbs that are known precisely for their ability to keep away insects thanks to their smell. These include mint and bay leaf , used at home to refresh and deodorize.
It is therefore enough to break these leaves into pieces and place them in the places in the house where you have seen the ants. The next day you will notice that the ants have left your house!
In addition, we would like to remind you that bay leaf is an ingredient that can also keep cockroaches and cockroaches away from our homes.
Cinnamon and cloves
Finally, let’s look at one last trick, which is to combine cinnamon and cloves together. Although these ingredients are known for their intoxicating scent , ants don’t seem to think so, but rather find their smell annoying.
To try this trick, you simply have to place bundles of cinnamon and cloves in the parts of the house where you have noticed the presence of ants and leave them for a few hours or days : you will notice that the ants will no longer visit you !
And if you want to see a video of all the ways to keep ants out of your home , then you’ve come to the right place!