It’s that time of year – ant season. The ground has thawed, temperatures are going up, and the ants are on a hunt for something yummy to eat. Although I don’t (knock on wood) have a problem where I am currently living, I have had to deal with an onslaught of ants in prior homes – it’s not very fun. You could go the toxic route to try to stop the ants, but why risk your own health just to get rid of an annoying pest? Instead, I recommend trying a few safer, non-toxic methods before resorting to chemical sprays.
There are a few proven ways to stop ants without toxic pesticides. First, I recommend you find where they are coming in your home, as if you just attack them at random places inside it won’t stop – they will just start hanging out somewhere else. Coffee grounds have worked wonders for me in the past, sprinkling it at the point of entry and stopping them in their tracks. You can also try cinnamon, cayenne pepper, orange or lemon citrus oil, laundry detergent, cornstarch, or even vaseline. Check out The Natural Way To Get Rid Of Ants for more.
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