Summer is just around the corner, and with it come annoying pests like ants. Not again, right? Ants appear in many homes just as summer strikes, and are very difficult to get rid of.
According to a recent study conducted by Stanford University, there is a link between weather conditions and ant infestations in our home. Eliminating ants is not easy at all. Usually, people use commercial repellents to get rid of them, but these products contain a lot of chemicals which can seriously harm your health. Calling the exterminator may help, but it’s an expensive and time-consuming process.
According to documents by the National Library of Medicine’s Toxicology Data Network, exposure to cypermethrin, one of the two active compounds in Raid Ant and Roach Spray can cause coughs, congestion, shortness of breath and asthma. Besides this, most insecticides contain nerve agents that can disrupt the ants’ nervous system and has the same effect on humans. This is why it’s best to find a natural solution against ants, and we have the perfect one for you.
Did you know that you can easily repel ants and other insects using peppermint essential oil? Spraying it in your home will keep the ants at bay, as they hate the scent of the oil. Here’s how to prepare an amazing natural mixture that works as a powerful ant repellent:
- 30 drops of clove essential oil
- 30 drops of peppermint essential oil
- 4 oz. of water
Mix the ingredients in an empty spray bottle, then spray the mixture in the areas frequented by ants. Repeat the method for as long as there are ants, and don’t worry – it’s safe for humans and pets as well. Try the method yourself and you will be amazed by the results!