How To Make Your Own Ant Spray

Plus Other Scented Solutions


Make Your Own Ant Spray

When an ant finds food, it leaves behind a scent trail to let the other members of the colony know where to go, which is why ants are known for walking in those neat lines. You can deter ants by making it more difficult for them to follow the scent trail, so you can make your own ant spray using scented ingredients you have at home.

How To Make Your Own Ant Spray

  • Option 1: Apple Cider Vinegar. Mix one part apple cider vinegar and one part water in a spray bottle, then spray where you see ants most often. While this method won’t kill them, it might prevent other ants from finding their way to the crumbs.
  • Option 2: Lemon juice. Like vinegar, lemon juice may also destroy scent trails. Simply make a lemon and water mixture and spary in the area where the ants are getting inside.

Other Scented Solutions

You don’t necessarily need a spray to put the ants off their trail! There are other solutions, including:

  1. Mint. Ants also don’t like the scent of mint, so you can plant them outside on your patio or use mint essential oil on a cotton ball near entryways.
  2. Pepper. You can use cayenne or black pepper around entry points in your home. Simply sprinkle it around. While it won’t kill the ants, they aren’t a fan of pepper, and it will deter them.
  3. Cinnamon. Surprisingly, cinnamon suffocates ants when inhaled, and you can sprinkle it around the anthill or entryways.

Kick Ants out with Help.

At Green Pest Solutions, we know the safe and effective ways to kick them out of your home and yard. We start from the outside of your home and work our way in (when possible) because it’s the safest option for you and your family. Whether you are dealing with an ant invasion or another pesky pest in Pennsylvania, Delaware, or New Jersey, we are here for you. Call us today at 877-636-9469 for a free quote and to schedule a service.

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