Ants are a real drag to have in your home. And if you’re a homesteader, there’s a good chance you’re bringing lots of dirt inside from your garden or pasture, and with that comes ant eggs. Or perhaps you have lots of little nooks and crannies for ants to sneak in.
Either way, if you’re battling ants constantly, year after year, you’re probably ready to be done with them. Ants are not only a big bother, they can actually pose a serious health risk if not addressed. It’s not common knowledge, but some ant species can actually transfer harmful pathogens into your living space, bringing with them sickness or infection.
Of course, you could go for the expensive store-bought solutions that promise to banish ants completely. Unfortunately, those are not only highly toxic and dangerous to pets and small children, they also never work to fully rid ants from you home.
The main ingredient in most commercial ant traps is boric acid, which is mixed with sugary substances to entice the ants. The ants then eat this, and bring it back to the colony, killing the rest of the ants, in theory. However, if you’ve ever tried these, you probably know how ineffective they can be, how quickly they dry out, and how you’re often left with nothing but useless traps and plenty of ants.
Well, I have found a near-magical solution to banning ants, that has worked for me in several different houses, in several different climates, in fact.
The secret ingredient is cinnamon essential oil, and the method couldn’t be easier.
What you need
- Cinnamon essential oil
- Spray bottle
- Tap water
- Ants you’d like to kill dead
What you do
- Fill your spray bottle with tap water to the fill line.
- Add 5-10 drops of cinnamon essential oil.
- Banish ants from your home forever.
Easy right? Very easy to make, and easy to use as well.
The most crucial factor will be identifying where the ants are entering your home. Spray all around there, liberally, with your newly made ant repellant spray. Then, spray all along the path they normally take.
If you want proof that this works insanely well, simply spray some in an ant’s path. Heck, you can even sprinkle some cinnamon right in their path to see how it works. They will always avoid it. Not sure why, but ants hate cinnamon.
Every night as you clean up your kitchen, finish up by spraying the cinnamon oil spray all around. You probably won’t need it for long, but keep it in your kitchen for future use, just in case. You will be amazed at the results, trust me!
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