Bug Season… Ants

Here are some eco-friendly tips for getting rid of ants…

Try sprinkling one (or more) of these ingredients where ants enter your home and it will help keep your house ant-free this spring and summer: Lemon juice, cinnamon, baking soda, coffee grounds, vinegar.

AND… if you mix all of the above and bake in the oven at 350 degrees you’ll get a nice cake! Actually not, but your house will smell better than with poison. 

The BEST trick is to keep your surfaces clean and all food in closed containers. If there’s no food, they won’t stay.

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  1. Rena says:

    A solution of bay leaves, soaked in hot water, cooled, then sprayed on indoor or outdoor surfaces, is a clean, good-smelling insect repellent. Outdoors, a small pile of sugar placed where you don’t mind the ants may draw them away from your doorway. At worst, a mild soap solution will kill them without doing terrible environmental damage. Indoors, ants can be kept out of the honey or sugar jar by keeping the jar in a bowl of water slightly wider than the jar. But the last advice of the article is the best: sweeping away a few scouting ants from a clean surface is a lot easier than cleaning a horde from leftovers on the counter! Keep everything closed and clean.

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