Ants can be very annoying insects. They appear to be all around our house, as soon as the first summer days arrive. So, we all start one long fight against them.
According to the result of the research at the Stanford University ants come into our homes because of the weather conditions.
Their elimination is not easy, and we all know that commercial pest control products are packed with harmful chemicals.
The recent reports of the National Library of Medicine’s Toxicology Data Network show that cypermethrin,( which is one of the two active ingredients in Raid Ant & Roach Spray), can lead toasthma, shortness of breath, cough, and congestion.
Moreover, the key ingredient of most commercial pest control products is a nerve agent that disturbs the nervous system of the insects when in a direct contact. Just imagine its effects on people.
So, instead of using harmful chemicals to eliminate ants, you can start using peppermint essential oil.
It is very simple. Sprinkle some peppermint oil mixture all around the house and especially onthe place where you expect ants to appear. Ants hate the scent of peppermint essential oil, so they will leave your home.
Effective, natural, safe, homemade ant repellent recipe:
- 4 oz water
- 30 drops clove essential oil
- 30 drops peppermint essential oil
Take a clean and dry spray bottle, put all the ingredients inside, shake well, and spray all over your home. You can repeat the method.