Say goodbye to those pesky ants, safely and effectively.
Yes, those durable creatures…they come crawling in their lines and missions dead set to get into your cupboards and climb over your counters. Seeming to come out of the walls from nowhere, suddenly they appear from all directions. And, all you want is to get them out!
Do not worry! There are practical things you can do to keep these marching soldiers out of your home without having to resort to toxic bug killing repellents. You do not have to worry about inhaling dangerous fumes and you will remedy your problem.
Try some of these out and see what a difference a little ingenuity can make!
Put some vinegar in a spray bottle. Spray around the areas that these pesky critters show up. Vinegar leaves behind a natural ant repellant.
School teachers get your chalk out. Yes, that’s right, for some reason if you draw a line of chalk on the ground, ants will not cross over it. Maybe they know that once you “draw the line” one side is theirs and the other is yours. (pun intended) If only it was that easy with all things in life. Maybe we can all learn something from ants.
Black Pepper is a natural safe way to send these insects running back to their anthills. Sprinkle some near their entryway and rest assured that they will not visit you while that pepper stands in the way.
This is another pepper that ants avoid. Lay some down and remedy the problem right away.
Mint and Chewing Gum
Some types of mint and chewing gum keep these segmented bugs away. Place some down and they will find some other place to hang out.
Cinnamon is also known for its ability to keep those crawling bugs away. Sprinkle some around the areas they frequent the most.
These are just some great ideas especially if you don’t like the idea of killing anything. Ants, while they can be troublesome in your home, are remarkably interesting creatures. It is a wonder to think that even when they are running from the risk of their own life, they will stop to pick up a fellow fallen soldier and try to carry him home.
Joie Schmidt © Copyright 2007 All Rights Reserved.
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