Your house will probably be full of ants during summer. That is when you need to get rid of them.
It is now known that weather conditions cause ants to enter into the houses. Going in for pest control methods is dangerous for your health. Cypermethrin which is used in Raid ant and roach spray causes cough, asthma, wheezing, shortness of breath and congestion. Most of the insecticides attack the nervous system of the ants. They can do the same to us if consumed in enough quantities.
It is thus better to use natural remedies. The best one is peppermint essential oil. You only need to sprinkle it in the areas frequented by ants. The basic principle is that ants don’t like strong smelling scents. Their communication and trails get messed up.
How to make it at home
– Clove essential oil- 30 drops
– Peppermint essential oil- 30 drops
– Water- 4 oz
– Mix all the ingredients in a bottle
– Shake it well
– Spray wherever required
Source: Living Traditionally