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5 ways to get rid of ants naturally this spring

Posted by James Potter on 21 October 2014
5 ways to get rid of ants naturally this spring
Now that it is spring, ants are building their ant farms and reproducing by the millions. A few ants aren’t a problem, and most people aren’t afraid of an ant or two. However, when the ants living in the anthills on your front walkway start making their way indoors, you’ll want to do something about it.

The good news is that there some simple ways to naturally control small ants in and around your home. In fact, the ingredients for natural ant control can be found right in your pantry. Keep in mind that if you have a major ant problem (or ants other than small brown ants), then chances are these natural tips won’t help the problem go away entirely. In that case, you may need to hire a professional pest control expert to handle it for you.

If you notice ants coming into your home, try following some of these tricks:

Cinnamon Sticks & Garlic Cloves

Place cinnamon sticks or garlic in areas where you have seen ants enter, such as in window tracks, by doors and in corners around your home. Just peel and slice a few cloves and place them where you notice the ants. You can also place cinnamon sticks around the pantry for extra protection. 


Place white vinegar in a spray bottle and spray on areas where you have seen ants. The fungicidal and insecticidal properties in the vinegar can help prevent ants.


Mint destroys the smelling capabilities of ants and prevents them from entering your home. Plant mint around your home, especially near doors and close to areas where you have seen anthills. Second, place mint leaves in and around windows. If ants are entering your pantry, place some mint leaves on the shelves and in the corners.

Black Pepper
Sprinkle black pepper where you see ants. The ants will immediately scatter. Pay attention to where they run; chances are they will be exiting your house and you’ll be able to treat the entry area with pepper too.

Boiling Water
For serious anthill problems in your yard or walkway, pour boiling water over the anthills.

If these natural methods don't stop them, call our team of professionals - we even guarantee their removal.

Author: James Potter
About: James is the Director of Pest Free Homes, and an expert in keeping the nasties at bay. When not fighting monsters, James spends time with his three kids in Edens Landing on the Gold Coast.
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