Top 12 Natural Ways to Deal with Ant Infestations

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4. Cinnamon

Cinnamon makes our houses smell great but ants sure dislike it. You can spread some ground cinnamon in areas where you find ants, or mix a bit of cinnamon essential oil, along with a few drops of clove oil, with some water in a spray bottle and spray around doorways and windowsills to try to convince ants to stay outside.

 

5. Vinegar

In a spray bottle, mix up equal parts of water and vinegar. You can clean your entire kitchen with this mixture and then spray where ever you have seen ants. Mix up a slightly bigger batch and pour it down ant hills you find outside will kill the colony. You can also spray this mixture around doors, windows, walkways, and any place where you don’t want ants but they just don’t seem to be getting the picture.

 

6. Peppermint

Like cinnamon, this is another scent that ants don’t like. Mix up equal parts water and peppermint essential oil and spray directly at ants and the paths they like to travel.

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