Spring is here and the weather is warm. Sun is shining and it’s a perfect time for walks. But it is also a perfect time for ants. As the weather gets warmer the ants are coming closer to us and our homes. If we don’t anything against these hard-working animals, they can soon become residents of our homes. They are extremely annoying when they are appearing in high number. But don’t worry, you can easily get rid of them by using a homemade ant repellent.
Scientists explain that ants are coming to our homes because of the weather conditions. You can find numerous pest control products, but they all contain chemicals which are harmful to your health. The popular pest control product Raid Ant & Roach Spray contains a chemical, known as cypermethrin which causes a congestion, shortness of breath, cough, and asthma attacks.
Commercial pest control products contain nerve agents as their primary ingredient. They disrupt the nervous system of ants through direct contact. But, if this harmful ingredient enters your body, it can cause similar effects as in ants.
Homemade Ant Repellent
We recommend you to avoid these harmful insecticides in your garden or house. Instead of them, you can use peppermint essential oil. This way you will get rid of the annoying ants completely naturally and safe. If you combine peppermint essential oils with 2 other simple ingredients, you will get a powerful but safe ant repellant. Spray it around your bathroom, kitchen, or any other room where you believe ants will appear.
In order to prevent spiders and insects in your rooms, you can keep a peppermint plant in your home.
Ants can’t stand the strong peppermint smell and that’s what makes this natural ant repellant so efficient. It upsets their scent paths and communication, by covering their body with the essential oil mixture.
How to Make This Ant Repellent
- 30 drops peppermint essential oil
- 4 ounces of water (120 ml)
- 30 drops clove essential oil
Take a clean and dry spray bottle. First, add the essentials oils and then pour the water into the bottle. Shake well. Now you have efficient homemade ant repellant. Spray in every corner or place where ants usually appear. You can repeat it if it is needed. This is a perfect way to keep ants away from your home.