by Doris Donnerman
(last updated July 26, 2008)
If you have children and pets, and are hesitant to use harmful chemicals, insecticides, and pesticides to kill the ants in and around your home, try natural ingredients to repel ants. While pesticides will kill insects, many can also kill vegetation such as hedges, lawns, trees, and flowers. Insecticide fumes are harmful to breath, and your pet or child may accidently ingest ant bait you've set down to kill the ants. It's a fact that ants hate citrus-based foods and juices, as well as ingredients that smell of mint, cloves, or bay leaves. The next time you spot ants in or around your home, put that can of bug spray down, and try using lemon juice and bay leaves, following these guidelines:
There are myriad ways to use lemon juice and bay leaves as an ant repellent. Get creative and think of other ways to use the two natural ingredients to rid your home of ants.
Fleas Don't Stand a Chance! Control fleas without having to spray your house or pet with harmful chemicals. The Victor Ultimate Flea Trap monitors and controls flea infestations quickly, safely, and easily. Eliminate your flea problems without the need to spray synthetic chemicals. Check out Victor Ultimate Flea Trap today!
Because ants use pheromones to make and follow trails, you can stop ants in their tracks by using chalk or powder to ...Discover More
How do you know if your have a carpenter ant infestation? The next time that you see ants foraging about your home, check ...Discover More
Sugar ants are identified by their black heads and orange and brown bodies. They are most active around dusk.Discover More