These simple household items will help you tackle your ant problem safely
Rid your house of ants
1 ADHESIVE TAPE
Is an army of ants marching towards your biscuit jar? Create a ‘moat’ around the object by surrounding it with adhesive tape or duct tape placed sticky side up.
Keep ants at bay by drawing a line of powdered chalk around home entry points.
Squirt lemon juice on door thresholds and windowsills. Squeeze lemon juice into any holes or cracks where ants are getting in. Finally, scatter small slices of lemon peel around an outdoor entrance.
Get rid of the ants in your garden, on your patio, and along the foundation of your home. In a blender, make a smooth puree of a few orange peels in 1 cup of warm water. Slowly pour the solution over anthills to send the pests packing.
Ants invading your kitchen are looking for sugar. Give them cayenne pepper instead. Sprinkle it along the backs of your countertops or on your baseboards.
6 PLASTIC CONTAINERS
To stop ants from crawling up an outdoor table, place a plastic container under each table leg. Fill with water. The ants won’t be able to crawl past.
7 TALCUM POWDER
Scatter talcum powder liberally around house foundations and points of entry such as doors and windows. Try planting some mint as well.
Serve ants on your premises an eviction notice. Pour equal parts water and white vinegar into a spray bottle and spray it on anthills and around areas where you see them.