When the summer is present, ants are all over the household and people look for different advices and help against them. It was stated from the Stanford University that according to one of their research ants come in our homes due to weather conditions.
Products for pest control are dangerous and can do harm for hour health. Cypermethrn – on of the ingredients present in Raid Ant & Roach spray can cause shortness of breath, coughing and congestion.
Sometimes it can cause also asthma attack and wheezing according to the National Library of Medicine’s Toxicology Data Network.
In most of the commercial insecticides the primary ingredient is a nerve agent that disrupts insect’s nervous system if it is in direct contact with them. Also, these chemicals can have the same effect on humans if it is entered inside the body.
Instead of playing with dangerous chemicals around your house and in it, for getting rid of ants you should use peppermint essential oil. Just sprinkle of it in your bathroom, kitchen and in all the areas where you previously spotted ants.
They do not like strong smells. If their bodies are covered with it they will need to go back right through it. It messes up their scent trails and communications.
Homemade Natural Ant Repellent
- 30 drops of clove essential oil
- 30 drops of peppermint essential oil
- 4 oz. water
- Mix the essential oils and water in spray bottle
- Shake the mixture well
- Spray on any area where the ants are present
- Repeat if it is necessary