How to Get Rid of Ants Naturally
Okay, I admit it! County girl I am not! Oh, but I do love to try!
Living in Vermont has been an adventure for me to say the least. I learned firsthand that ants travel far and wide from their custom made hills for food; including inside your home! I also learned, the hard way, that hard-dried honey on the side of the honey bottle inside the kitchen cabinet is free food for every ant including their friend’s family, and believe me… that’s A LOT of ants!
Even after deep cleaning the kitchen, and everywhere else in my house, was not quite the ant deterrent I had hoped. They knew food was somewhere in this house and they were determined to find it!
It was war! Me against the army of every size ant seen on National Geographic!
Get the poison!
Um, now wait a minute Michelle…you are the founder of Online Holistic Health and have strong beliefs in everything natural, holistic, and pure. So what does a newly anointed country girl to do? Furthermore I have cats that have to be everywhere all the time—especially exactly where you don’t want them to be. I have to keep them safe!
My first brilliant solution to the ant invaders was to smash ‘em one at a time! Well, that lasted for about five minutes.
Frustrated I grabbed the only thing in my reach that I could use to spray them down! My natural orange air freshener; for when I am tired of long Vermont winters and want “to pretend that I really live in Florida feel!” And guess what?!
Not only that, I sprayed the border where I thought may be the ants port-of-entry, and they didn’t cross the orange aroma!
So that was last spring and summer. What about this year so far? I began my defense early. Armed with the scent of freshly squeezed oranges—those ants didn’t stand a chance!
Occasionally I see the silhouette of an ant scout peering through the window, but I think they have gotten the message!
Moral of this story:
Natural methods work! Obviously I am a big fan of orange spray (and Florida!), but there are many other awesome options to getting rid of indoor pests including vinegar ! You country people probably know this as second nature (pun intended), but for some of us, “less informed”, learning about these options are such a relief!
…Oh…and most importantly, don’t leave dried honey on the honey bottle in the cabinet! 😉 !
I would love to hear what has worked for you! Only natural options please! I heard something about pennies?
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