Most often people have problems with the appearance of ants in the summer time and they are desperate looking for advice which can help to get rid of them.
A study of the Stanford University showed that one of the main reason ants come in our home is the weather conditions. And the sprays we use to get rid of them are very dangerous for our health. The National Library of Medicine’s Toxicology Data Network claims that one of the two active ingredients in those sprays, known as cypermethrin, can cause a lot of health issues such as congestion, coughing, and shortness of breath, wheezing, and an asthma attack.
The insecticides have an ingredient known as a nerve agent which disrupts the nervous system of the insects through direct contact. And, if enough of this agent enters in the human body, those toxic chemicals can have the same effects on us.
Instead of using these toxic chemicals, try to use peppermint essential oil. You can sprinkle it in the kitchen, bathroom or in any areas in which the ants appear. This oil has a strong smell, which the ants do not like at all. It will mess their scent trails and communication and make them crawl.
HOMEMADE NATURAL ANT REPELLENT
- 30 drops clove essential oil
- 30 drops peppermint essential oil
- 4 oz water
Mix the essential oils with water in a spray bottle and shake it well. Spray in any area of your house where there are ants. Repeat the procedure if it is necessary!