If you live in a warm climate, then chances are you’ve dealt with pesky ants. Whether they’re sneaking onto your countertops or terrorizing your garden, ants are super stubborn and hard to get rid of. That’s why this natural ant repellent spray is so amazing— it’s safe, easy, cheap, and IT WORKS!
Last Valentine’s Day, an army of ants invaded our bedroom. A small box of candy had fallen behind one of our nightstands, unnoticed, and by the time we figured out what the ants were after, they were well settled into their path.
I tried all sorts of things to get rid of them, from bleach to strong commercial cleaning sprays, but they always came back. Then I did a little research for natural remedies and put together this all-natural ant repellent spray. And it worked!
Here’s what you need: (Combine in large spray bottle):
TIP: I’ve found that industrial-strength spray bottles stand up to real-life conditions — this industrial strength spray bottle has received great reviews. Anytime I buy the “99 cent special,” the plastic breaks after just a few uses, so it’s worth spending a couple extra bucks.
Make sure you mix this over the sink — when you add baking soda to vinegar it will create a lot of foam! However, it will settle down when you fill the bottle with water. You could also mix in a bucket and pour into a spray bottle.
I’ve also used this spray on our outdoor plants with great success. Ants seemed to enjoy our lime tree, but not anymore!
I don’t know why this simple concoction works so well, but it DOES, and it smells nice! Plus, you don’t have to worry about getting harsh chemicals everywhere.
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It’s easy: for indoor use, just spray over the entire area where ants have made their path and wipe clean. You can spray and let sit over entry points to keep the ants from coming back. For outdoor use, apply a thorough coating over plants and surrounding dirt. It’s completely safe and won’t harm your plant, but the bugs will stay away!
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