Ants are so annoying when they attack your home in large troupes. They inhabit your house in search for food and you can find them usually in the kitchen area, in the corners of a storage area or everywhere you leave food. Ants are usually attracted by something sweet and with their perfect sense of smell, ants can flood your house even if there is only one drop of soda drink on the table or floor.

They simply love to visit the garbage, so don’t forget to throw it before going to bed. Sometimes the situation seems to get out of control and you call pest service which can be very expensive.


But this doesn’t have to be so frightening and demanding, you can get rid of the ants only with some simple ingredients that you usually have in your home and don’t affect your budget and time. No extra effort is needed to chase them out of your home.

The following tricks will keep you safe from ants by preventing them to enter your home or in case you need to get rid of them.

1. In order to eliminate these invasive creatures, cinnamon is perfect ingredient for this. It acts on ants like garlic smell for vampires.

All you need is:

  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon essential oil or cinnamon cloves
  • cotton sloth
  • 200 ml. of water

– Mix the water with the cinnamon essential oil and soak the cotton cloth in the liquid. Then follow ants’ path and wipe their source with this.

Repeat this every day until they completely disappear from your home. Ants will also be discouraged to inhabit your house if you put some cinnamon cloves near windows or any place which they come from.

2. You can also avert ants with vinegar.

All you need is:

  • vinegar
  • lemon essential oil
  • water
  • spray bottle

– Mix 100 ml. of vinegar with 100 ml. of water and add couple of drops lemon essential oil. Put this in a spray bottle and apply on places where usually these black insects appear. Repeat until they are gone forever.

3. Borax powder has power to actually destroy ants. They eat it as a food, get contaminated by the borax which take it back to their houses and then kill the rest of the troupe.

All you need is:

  • 1 tablespoon of borax powder
  • 1 tablespoon of water
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of peanut butter
  • a plastic container

– Mix the ingredients in the container and cover it with a lid previously perforated so the ants can come and go from there. In 2 days your home will be completely ant free so you can finally relax.