A few weeks ago, ants started invading my bathroom
They’re coming in due to the drought (I live in California). Poor little babies — they’re thirsty. I’ve literally watched them drink droplets of water from my bathroom sink. As much as I sympathize with their dilemma, I don’t want them in my house.
What’s a Going 2 Natural gal to do?
I’m going to give you all the methods people recommended to me when I complained to them about my ant problem, both to kill ants and to deter them:
- Mix sugar with borax. They’re attracted to the sugar and the borax kills them.
- Mix sugar with baking soda. Again, they’re attracted to the sugar and the baking soda explodes in their stomach.
- Use cinnamon as a deterrent. I’ve watched them avoid the cinnamon trails — the strong smell repels them. Put it in all the cracks, crevices, and places where the ants get in.
- Use cloves (whole or ground) where they walk. Again, the strong smell repels them.
- Spray a mixture of water, citrus (or Citrasolv), and tea tree oil along cracks and wherever the ants appear as a deterrent.
- Sprinkle diatomaceous earth where they walk. It cuts up their exoskeleton.
If all else fails, there are ant traps. Or if things are really bad (as in my case), use a store-bought insecticide. I hate spraying it, but it sure is effective. . .
Do you have anything else to add to this list? Any ant killers or deterrents?