1. Baking soda is poisonous to
ants, spinkle it around your plants to ensure ants will stay
2. Flour & Baby Powder will keep ants from reaching
your plants, ants will not cross the powder â€“ so circle your plants with
3. You can use coffee grounds, chili powder, cinnamon, peppermint or
black pepper. All deter ants and if you pour coffee grounds directly on an
anthill, they will eat the coffee grounds and implode.
4. Grits, instant
rice & cream of wheat can be sprinkled around plants. The ant will eat a
piece of whichever you sprinkle, drink water and the grain expands and kills the
5. Fill a spray bottle
with 1 part vinegar and 1 part water and spray on plants. The acid in vinegar
will kills ants.
6. Mix together one-third cup of molasses, six
tablespoons of sugar, and six tablespoons of active dry yeast into a
the mixture to coat strips of cardboard. Keep out of reach of pets and small
children. You can leave mixture on a saucer outside anthill and theyâ€™ll eat it
7. Fold contact paper in half, with the sticky side out and make
a circle around base of plant. The ants get stuck on the paper â€“ problem
8. Cut off the bottom of a paper cup and cut a slit up the side
of the cup and coat outside with vaseline and place around base of plant. You
can also use packing tape.
9. Mix one cup of borax, two-thirds a cup
sugar and one cup water. Dip cotton balls in the solution and place in areas
near your anthill Ants will leave the plants alone and ingest the sweet mixture.
The borax kills the ants.
10. Diatomaceous Earth is a commonly sold
organic pesticide that will destroy the insects outer skeletons, causing the
pests to die from dehydration.
11. Set out
cucumber peels or slices in the kitchen or at the ants' point of entry. Many
ants have a natural aversion to cucumber. Bitter cucumbers work best!
12.Â Leave a few
tea bags of mint tea near areas where the ants seem most active. Dry, crushed
mint leaves or cloves also work as ant deterrents.
Stay Tuned and will post more on other pests and natural remedies over the next few days ! Hope these help in your efforts to control the pests without hurting your families.