June 17, 2017

5 Effective and Natural Sprays To Get Rid of Ants

Aside from mosquitoes carrying virus like Dengue and Zika, ants infestation is one of the most common insect problems at home. Though they don't pose as much threat as mosquitoes, ants can be carrier of bacteria causing diseases like Salmonella. That's why we shouldn't let them invade our house especially our kitchen and get into our food.

However, sometimes dealing with ants can be very frustrating. If you have a kid at home like me, you can't just use insecticides because it has strong odor and can be toxic not just to human but also to the environment. Good thing there are natural and non-toxic sprays we can use to get rid out of ants.

Here are 5 effective and natural sprays to get rid of ants:

1. Lemon Water Spray

5 Effective and Natural Sprays To Get Rid of Ants
Aside from lemon's health benefits, it can also be used to prevent ants from entering  our home. You can rub some lemon on areas where ants are getting in. Or you can make lemon water spray by mixing some lemon juice with water. Spray the mixture regularly at areas where ants are frequent. It's smell discourages ants from entering and its acidic property conceals ants' scent trails. 

2. White Vinegar Spray

White vinegar is not just for disinfection but also can be used to drive away ants. Because of white vinegar's strong odor, it sends out eviction notice to ants. Also, its odor masks ants' scent trails preventing them from getting to right direction. To make a white vinegar spray, mix equal parts of it with water. You may also add few drops of any essential. Spray this mixture once daily on areas where ants are entering or colonizing. 

3. Peppermint Spray

Another natural insect repellent that can effectively get rid of ants is peppermint. This is because ants hate its smell that can also destroy their smelling capabilities of detecting food. To make a peppermint spray, add 10 drops of peppermint essential oil to 1 cup of water. Spray this mixture twice daily on areas where ants are present. If you have peppermint plants, sprinkle some dried leaves at your door, entryways and garbage areas to prevent ants from entering or colonizing our home.

4. Cinnamon Spray
5 Effective and Natural Sprays To Get Rid of Ants
Cinnamon is another effective natural ant repellent that be readily available at home. Just like vinegar and peppermint, its smell prevents ants from entering our home. Based on studies conducted, cinnamon oil gave positive repellent and insecticidal activity results. To make a cinnamon spray, add 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon essential oil in a cup of water. Spray this once daily on areas where ants enter or colonize. If cinnamon oil is not present at home, use ground cinnamon instead.

5. Dish Soap Water Spray

Dish soap and water can also help in getting rid of ants. To make a dish soap water spray, mix one part of dish soap and two parts water, then shake to thoroughly mix the solution. Spray the mixture over a line of ants. The mixture will immediately stop and smother the ants. Wipe the surface after.

Those are effective and natural sprays to get rid of ants. If these are done regularly, ants will surely get off our home. However, when there's an heavy infestation we should immediately call help from our friends at Insight Pest Solutions. They provide safe and effective pest control with a quality customer care service.

Any other natural ways to get rid of insects like ants?
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