KEEP IT CLEAN
You have to keep your kitchen counters free of scraps and sticky spots, tightly cover the sugar and honey bottle or jar. Wiping down surfaces can do a good favor to keep your home bug free!
Set out some cucumber peels or some little slice in the kitchen or at the place where you see the ants coming. Numerous ants have a regular antipathy for cucumber.
Put a few tea bags of mint tea somewhere near areas where the ants seem most active.
BLOCK THE ENTRY
Follow the column of the ants at their point of entry. Set any of the following things at the entry area and make a line where ants will not cross: cayenne pepper, citrus oil (can be soaked into a piece of string), lemon juice, cinnamon or coffee grounds.
LIGHT IT UP
Leave a little, night light on for a couple of nights in the area where ants are most active. The change in light can upset and debilitate their daily pattern.
Diatomacious Earth (often referred to as “DE”) is a powder that is the fossilized remains of marine phytoplankton. When sprinkled on a bug the fine powder absorbs lipids from the waxy outer layer of insects’ exoskeletons, causing them to dehydrate.
Put small piles of cornmeal where you see ants. They eat it, take it ‘home,’ can’t digest it, and expire. It may take a week or so, especially if it rains, but it works and you don’t have the worry about pets or small children being harmed!