Ants are pretty stubborn, and they keep crawling in our homes, especially in hot days. You can spot these in the dining room, in the bathroom and the kitchen is the worst.
According to a research conducted at the Stanford University, the severity of ant invasion depends on weather conditions.
Getting rid of ants is quite a challenge, and commercial pest control products are packed with toxic chemicals. You don’t want any poison near your kids and pets, right?
The National Library of Medicine’s Technology Toxicology Data Network released a report shows that cypermethrin may cause congestion, cough, wheezing, asthma, and shortness of breath. If by any chance you didn’t know it, cypermethrin is one of the two active ingredients in Raid Ant & Roach Spray.
Most commercial insecticides contain nerve agents that affects the nervous system of insects. What does this say about its effect on people? This is insane.
Stop using dangerous chemicals, and opt for a safer product. Have you ever tried peppermint essential oil?
Drizzle some of the oil around the house, and focus on ants’ entrance. Ants hate peppermint, and it’s one of the most effective way to keep the uninvited guests out of your home.
If you’re looking for more alternatives, try the following homemade solution:
- 30 drops peppermint essential oil
- 30 drops clove essential oil
- 4oz water
Add the ingredients to a spray bottle, shake well, and spray affected areas. Repeat if necessary.
Source: Healthy Food House