Best Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Ants Naturally

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Best Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Ants Naturally


During rainy seasons or warm weather people discover ants entering in their garden and houses.


According to Texas Imported Fire Ant Research and Management Project, ants are the social insects and that live in colonies which ranges in size from hundreds to the millions of ants, depending on species.


There are number of different types of ants, which are common house invading ants, that include pharaoh and odorous house ants, acrobat, carpenter and pavement.



Cinnamon is very effective ant repellent. Smell of cinnamon discourages ants to get enter in house and scrounging in kitchen.

According to International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications, essential oil in cinnamon gives positive results in both insecticidal and repellency activity.

  • Add ¼ - ½ teaspoon of essential oil of cinnamon in one cup of water. Soak cotton balls in this solution and wipe it down those areas where ants will enter. Repeat this once on daily basis until all ants are gone.

  • You can put grounded cinnamon and cloves near entry points.


White vinegar

White vinegar will give an eviction notice to the ants in your premises. They can’t bear its strong smell of white vinegar. In addition, smell masks give scent trails, which make them to lose their direction.

  1. Mix equal amount of water and white vinegar.

  2. Pour this solution in a spray bottle.

  3. Add few drops of any of the essential oil and shake bottle properly.

  4. Spray this solution around the baseboards and other entries.

  5. After an hour, wipe up ants using paper towel and discard them out.

  6. Repeat this solution once daily until ants are gone.



Borax work like a toxic to ants and helps to get rid them from your garden and house. Ants are attracted to this, when ingested kills them ultimately.

  • Mix equal amount of food jelly and borax. Put this solution on a flat plate in areas where there are ants.

  • Mix borax with sugar in 1:3 ratio. Add water to get syrup-like consistency. Now put this amazing paste in the areas where you ha ants.

  • Other option is to make paste with equal amounts of cornmeal, borax and few drops of water. Spread this paste in those areas where you see ants.



To make other areas and your kitchen ant-proof, then try lemon. Smell deters ants and its acidic masks scent trails.

  • Rub lemon juice on windowsills, door thresholds and other possible areas where ants are present.

  • Other option is to put few drops of lemon on cotton balls and leave them in the cabinets.

  • Scatter these small pieces of lemon peel around the outdoor entrances.

Use these remedies for few days until ants are gone completely.


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