Natural Ant Killer - Essential Oils
Keep Ants Running Away
A natural ant killer formula can be made with essential oils. It is not only better for our family and pets but it smells nice and is cost effective.
Most of the oils that get rid of ants are also good for concentration and focus; so take advantage of both and use essential oils!
Preventing ants in the house begins with making sure that there aren’t bits of food around or dishes in the sink. In Florida I know that if I leave out even a tidbit I get an ant infestation!
Now I make a habit of periodically spraying my ant home remedy around the door steps and porch, and under the sink; and I rarely see an ant.
There are many ways you can be creative in using them and check out the
section if you haven’t already for more ideas!
What Essential Oils do I use as a Natural Ant Repellent?
These oils work the best for ant removal and control:
• Spearmint Essential Oil
• Peppermint Essential Oil
• Idaho Tansy Essential Oil
• Orange Essential Oil
For fun, spread a line of peppermint oil in front of the ants on your patio and see if they will cross it. Nope, they sure don’t like those oils. They will head the other way before crossing the line!
For best results, please make sure you are using
essential oils. Using good quality oils is the key to success when it comes to herbal insect repellents!
How do we make a Homemade Ant Spray?
We can make a natural ant spray by simply placing the oils in water and spraying them on in and around the area where they are living.
Here is a homemade insecticide recipe for ants:
• 5 Drops of Peppermint Essential Oil
• 5 Drops of Spearmint Essential Oil
• 5 Drops of Idaho Tansy Essential Oil
• 1/2-1 cup of Distilled Water
Place in a spray bottle, shake well and spray! It is that uncomplicated!
In lieu of Idaho Tansy I like to also use
For fire or red ants I would use
in addition to or instead of Idaho Tansy. That is up to you! Create and experiment with natural ant killer oils...you cant go wrong.
Have Ants in your Plants???
Make sure you spray your plants too! And make sure they are not after the
in your garden. Ants love aphids, so make sure you check out that section as well!
in your home?
Check out those sections for homemade insecticide recipes!
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