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!
Natural Ant Repellent Spray Supplies
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(Combine in large spray bottle):
*NOTE: Make sure you mix this ant repellent spray over the sink — when you add baking soda to vinegar it creates a lot of foam! I add ingredients slowly, allowing foam to settle before adding more. (Kind of like pouring soda over ice). Another way to avoid a mess is to mix in a bucket and then pour into a spray bottle.
Watch this quick demo video to see how we mix this ant spray without making a mess:
I’ve used this spray on our outdoor plants with great success. Ants seemed to enjoy our lime tree, but not anymore! (Always spot test to make sure that your plant is not sensitive to vinegar).
Suggested uses for natural ant repellent spray
- For indoor use — Simply 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 is plant safe, but the bugs will stay away!
This is such a simple concoction, but it works so well — and it smells nice! Even better, you don’t have to worry about getting harsh chemicals everywhere (definitely a plus in a house with kids and/or pets!)
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