Despite how much we all love summer, the worst thing about it is the appearance of all kinds of insects, including ants. They begin to make anthills all over your house and often times, they even manage to sneak inside. Getting rid of them is not easy. One solution are pest control products, however, they’re full of all kinds of chemicals.
According to the reports of the National Library of Medicine’s Toxicology Data Network, exposure to cypermethrin, one of the two active ingredients in Raid Ant & Roach Spray, can lead to congestion, shortness of breath, wheezing, asthma, and coughing. So, instead of using these types of chemical products to remove ants, you should try more natural approaches, for example, a homemade repellent with peppermint essential oil.
You just need to sprinkle it around your home, especially in those areas where the ants are most present. They cannot stand the smell of peppermint and they will go away. Here’s how to prepare the repellent with peppermint essential oil:
You will need:
30 drops of peppermint essential oil
30 drops of clove essential oil
4 oz. of water
Preparation: Mix the ingredients in a spray bottle.
Application: Spray the mixture all over the house and repeat this procedure from time to time or whenever you notice ants.