Ants can find ways to get into your house and can be a frustrating pest. Ants can sneak in by climbing through the smallest of holes. They are attracted to food, so of course, no one wants these bugs in your home searching for your food to eat. It seems that ants will eat almost anything, but there are actually a lot of things that ants hate. Here are some ways to repel and to keep ants out of your house…
Ants do not like the smell of vinegar, so they will steer clear of it. You can pour vinegar around the perimeters of your house. This will keep them away from climbing up and into your house. Some people don’t like to put it around their house because it will kill plants. If so, you can put some vinegar in a spray bottom and spray it around places that the ants use to come in or places they commonly are seen. You can even use it around the house, wipe down a surface they climb through or you commonly see them. You may be wondering about your house smelling bad, well vinegar does have a bad smell, but I can assure you that it goes away extremely quick. If you aren’t sure if this is the right method for you, you can test it on just one spot in your house to see how it works and smells.
For some reason, ants do not like pepper at all. They don’t like black pepper or cayenne pepper and they won’t go near it. You can sprinkle this around your home, at the places they enter, or even around your yard.
Keep your house as clean as possible. Don’t leave food out or crumbs on the floors. Ants will be attracted to this and you may just have a large group of them feasting on the delicious crumbs on your floor. To prevent any small crumbs that you can’t see, vacuum the floors often. Keep foods sealed and covered.
Cracks And Holes
Seal up any cracks around your house or windows. Ants are small and can squeeze easily through really tight areas. You will want to block off any possible entry they are using to get in. You can buy sealant that will fill in cracks and holes.
This is another thing that ants are not fond of. Put some cinnamon in areas that they commonly enter through or congregate and they will want nothing to do with it and will leave the area.
They sell ant poison that you can purchase at the store. Ant poison will typically attract the ants and they will end up dying. Many people do not prefer this method because pesticides can also harm many other types of animals, but if you have a bad ant problem, this may be a solution for you.