Summertime is approaching which is the most favorite season for many people, but along with its arrival the insects are the new guests in the house. However, these uninvited guests are not welcomed and because of that many people are trying to expel them from their homes. The conventionally used repellent products are packed with chemicals that can harm our health and because of that you should turn to the use of natural products. In this article we shall present you one that can be as effective as the bought ones, and the products that are included are already present in your kitchen cupboards.
Ants are not harmful creatures, but they can be very annoying invading every corner of our home. They are appealed to strong smells and that would be the secret tool for keeping them at bay. Ants produce pheromones by which they communicate and thus send the information to their counterpart whenever there is a sugary item in the house, their favorite food. But, in cases of some strong smells like some spices, pepper, or essential oils, ants find them repelling and thus avoid the house that has them. The mixture that we are about to present is comprised of such elements. All you need to do is to spray it on the soil near your house, or place a cotton ball soaked with it in every corner of your house, and thus have a house free of ants.
An Effective Natural Trick against Ants
This natural method is safe for use as it does not contain any of the harmful chemicals that are present in all commercial products. It is based on the use of peppermint and clove essential oils that will not harm your health. Moreover, they are very effective against ants making them disoriented by the influence of its scent. As a result of that ants cannot use all the benchmarks that have been previously produced for their eventual coming back.
Here it is how to fix this preparation.
A Natural Ant Repellent
- 30 drops of clove essential oil
- 30 drops of peppermint essential oil
- 1 small glass of water
In an empty spray bottle put all of the listed ingredients and stir the bottle so that they are nicely combined.
Use this mixture to spray your home on regular basis, especially when ants reach your home.
How does it work?
Clove essential oil
This essential oil reveals a wide range of properties, but the smell that it emits is extremely repelling for ants.
Peppermint essential oil
The peppermint essential oil needs to be first diluted in water so that it prevents the invasions of insects. Once the ants sense this oil they change their path and do not come back to this specific spot.
However, it is always better first to make certain that you are not allergic to any of these essential oils so that to be on the safe side.