It is said that ants are hardworking insects but founding them in your house isn’t really praiseworthy. And maybe you are wondering how to get rid of them without insecticide. Here are a few tips:
Clean the house and avoid leaving food scraps. Keep your pet food in a second bowl filled with water. Throw away your trash twice a day and leave the trash can empty and clean. Isolate the small holes around your house with silicone. These are preventive ways to get rid of them.
Apple vinegar. Its antifungal properties help you to remove ant mounds. Ants feed with fungi and they grow them in the anthill. Pour vinegar into the anthill and they will go away.
Grounded black pepper, cinnamon or grounded bay leaves. You can combine these with water and pour into the anthill or sprinkle pepper / cinnamon / bay ground in areas where ants pass.
Prepare a concentrated mint tea and put chili in it. Pour this potion in a spray bottle and sprinkle the areas where ants pass.
Hot water. This method is extremely effective if you pour hot water daily for 10 days. 1 liter of water will do the job.
Coffee powder or coffee grounds will keep the ants away if you sprinkle coffee in their way.
Boric acid. Mix it with sugar and water then sprinkle over the areas where you see ants.
Talcum mint powder Sprinkle this powder around the anthill.
Cucumbers and lemon slices will keep ants away. Dishwashing detergent is also effective.