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Weekly Essentials: Get Rid of Ants Naturally



Getting rid of ants is hectic. It feels as if they never go away. However, these simple and NATURAL solutions are sure to help you with your problem.


Solution 1: Vinegar is one of the best household cleaners it's an easy solution to the ant problem. Just make a 50-50 mixture of white vinegar and water. With this mixture wipe down all the places that you see ants (WARNING if you have natural stone countertops DO NOT clean them with vinegar. You can use the other solutions mentioned here).


Why does it work? Ants really dislike the strong smell of vinegar and they avoid any place with this smell.



Solution 2: Essential Oils are great for getting rid of all types of bugs, can easily eliminate ant infestation. Peppermint, Lemongrass, and Eucalyptus all work in getting rid of ants. Get cotton balls and soak them in 4 drops of any one of the oils mentioned before. Place these cotton balls in places where you see ants.


Why does it work? The plants that produce these essential oils naturally repel ants. In addition, Citrus oils (Lemon oil) are toxic to the fungi that ants consume, making the ants avoid any place where they can smell citrus.



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