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DIY Ant Deterrent Spray

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The ants are invading, the ants are invading! Well, they aren't now, but they did try. Every single spring, out of nowhere, they show up in a thin little line from the back door into our kitchen. I don't like using chemicals in our home, so I started making my own Ant Deterrent Spray that works like a charm and smells good too! No nasty chemicals or ants!
  • diy ant deterrent spray, how to, pest control
Ant Deterrent Spray
  • diy ant deterrent spray, how to, pest control
You will need some distilled water, witch hazel and Peppermint Essential Oil.
  • diy ant deterrent spray, how to, pest control
Add some witch hazel to your spray bottle of water.
  • diy ant deterrent spray, how to, pest control
Next, add some Peppermint Oil.
  • diy ant deterrent spray, how to, pest control
Spray around your home wherever ants are coming in. They won't come near it...for some reason, most insects (and spiders) detest the smell of peppermint. The witch hazel will kill them if they do try to pass through, making this mixture perfect for keeping the critters at bay! For exact measurements and tons more chemical free tips and tricks for you home, visit the link below and check out my blog, Mom 4 Real!

To see more: http://www.mom4real.com/homemade-peppermint-ant-spray/

Got a question about this project?

  • B. Enne
    B. Enne Canada

    I discovered that I had ants coming in between our brick veneer and siding. They had also burrowed tiny holes in the sanded mortar that weren't really visible. We bought some mortared caulk type product, and applied...We then found other tiny holes,

  • Karen Criner
    Karen Criner Winston Salem, NC

    Please remember that essential oils can make cats very sick.

    • Karen M Hughes

      Thank you for sharing that essential oils can make cats sick. I did not know this...!

  • Elisabeth Liz
    Elisabeth Liz Lake Stevens, WA

    Another great one is for those pesky little fruit flies apple cider vinegar and 3-4 drops of dish soap in about a 4 inch diameter glass! works in less than hour to see results

  • Debbie
    Debbie Hopewell, VA

    glad you posted this recipe I have been putting pieces of mint down it works. I will try this. Thanks

    • B. Enne
      B. Enne Canada

      @Debbie I put dried bay leaves in cupboards and drawers. They don't seem to like those either. I change them every year.

  • Debbie
    Debbie Hopewell, VA

    Sound great. I did not know you could leave them that long.

    • B. Enne
      B. Enne Canada

      @Debbie :) I'm not sure if you are responding to me or not, but yes you can leave bay leaves that long...I just take them out when I need to wipe things down. Sometimes I ''reactivate'' them a bit by cracking them...if they no longer smell at all,

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