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Thursday, June 4, 2015

A Safe Homemade Solution To Keeping Ants Out Of Your House & Giveaway


       Do you have ants in your house? When the weather gets warm I get ants in my house. There are chemical products out there to keep the ants away, but  I want to use a safe non chemical product to keep the ants away in my kitchen, as I don't want chemicals near my food. I found a way to keep the ants out of my house with a homemade safe spray that uses peppermint oil and it smells awesome. This spray will help keep the ants away as they do not like the smell of peppermint and the scent covers up their scent trail. I use this spray as a preventive spray and spray it on base boards, cabinets were I store food and other area that are prone to ants. I will also use this spray after I have seen ants, to cover up their scent trail. This spray only needs 2 ingredients and a spray bottle.

Natural Ant Spray

2 cups water
1 teaspoon peppermint essential oil, I like using Morning Pep peppermint essential oil

Put all ingredients in a spray bottle and shake well. Spray this where you want to keep ants away. The peppermint scent will keep them away. This spray also keeps spiders away too. I woke up to ants the other morning near my coffee maker and sprayed this after I cleaned up the ants. I have not seen ants there since I sprayed.


                            Do you have an ant problem in the summer or year round?

To purchase a bottle of Morning Pep peppermint essential oil to make your own ant spray, click on the below link.
                                http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00W69DHVM

Checkout out my mouthwash and body butter  that I made with Morning Pep essential oils.

http://momknowsbest15.blogspot.com/2015/05/homemade-peppermint-mouthwash-made-with.html
http://momknowsbest15.blogspot.com/2015/05/homemade-natural-whipped-body-butter.html

     





Giveaway

I have a bottle of Morning Pep peppermint essential oil to giveaway to one of my readers. Just enter on the below giveaway form and good luck!


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45 comments:

JessyPooh87 said...

Yes I have them in my kitchen, I hate it.

msrodeobrat said...

We do get them in our kitchen, I think because its right off the back porch. However, the worse place we get them is outside right at the front door and in our cars!!
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Ashley C

hbbs55 said...

I do not get ants in my house, but they are all around the house and in my gardens galore!

johnnyp said...

I get ants in the early summer in my garage.

Zoepenny said...

I usually get ants in the kitchen. I use vinegar to get rid of them also.

MammaNatty said...

I have only found one ant inside so far this year (but you know there is never just one lol) I also heard peppermint oil is great for your outdoor flowers and plants, so the squirrels do not eat them!

Jamie said...

Never knew that peppermint oil could do the trick - I'll definitely be using this trick during the summer when the suckers start coming out! :p

Andrea Darst said...

I have ants at my work! We have shop doors that don't always close fully so we get all sorts of creepy crawlys!

Mary Crosson said...

Oh, yes. In spring and summer, they come in the bathroom window and up through the sink drain.

Dana Smith said...

They're coming in from the windows in the bedroom, ants with wings. I guess they're carpenter ants?

Anonymous said...

Yeeees on the floor mostly. And the kitchen counter near crumbs.

Anonymous said...

They come in every year and are usually found in the kitchen.

Sue said...

we have them in the kitchen on the counters :(

Unknown said...

We find them on the kitchen counters and in the bathrooms. They're so annoying!

Fizzgig said...

We only kind of have an ant problem. They're EVERYWHERE in our front walkway, making little mounds in all of the cracks and corners and oozing out. Luckily, they haven't made their way into our home. We've smothered them with diatomaceous earth but only half of them die and the other ones bravely cover up the d.e. and continue on their merry way. I would love to try peppermint spray, never even heard of it!

Fizzgig said...

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chris z said...

i get them in the kitchen

Anonymous said...

yes, every year they usually come into our lower level

JillyB said...

I see ants in my garage and sometimes in my kitchen.

Dani said...

We've been seeing ants in the garage and around the doors.

VP22 said...

I have had them in the house only once or twice. I have been pretty lucky.
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Anonymous said...

I have seen them in my kitchen and on my front proch making their homes in a crack sometimes they are in the garage i would love a safe way to get rid of them without using harsh chenicals

michelle k said...

I usually get them once a year, they come in by my fireplace and in the kitchen by the door. They are annoying but they only last about a week

Tina W said...

We get ants around the sink in the kitchen.

Unknown said...

We will get ants in the kitchen and we have fire ants building within the cracks of our cement outside!

wen budro said...

No ants at all but I do have a major spider problem.

jenna said...

They come in through our back door leading in to the kitchen.

Unknown said...

I find them in the window seals

kdrae said...

Yes! Every year we have a carpenter ant problem!

Arielle said...

We get ants in the basement near the cat's food. I would love to have a natural remedy to get rid of them since poisons are out of the questions.

Terri Patillo said...

WE get sugar ants that come in the kitchen searching for water -- such is Southeast Georgia.

Arf2-D2 said...

I definitely have an ant problem. I have them all over the porch (and in the yard and in the driveway and...)

Jolleen said...

We haven't had an ant problem yet, fingers crossed it doesn't happen any time soon!

Kelly said...

We get carpenter ants everywhere! I always see them on the ceiling :(

Bre said...

Yes! Right by our living room door, Must be all the crumbs from my kids! Lol! I swear I vacuum every day ;)!!!

Kristin said...

No ants in the house so far - knock on wood - but we do have some monster ant hills in the yard!

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Unknown said...

We LOVE natural products and I have made my own ant sprays before - Would love to try this.

Leela said...

We found them by the doors recently.

Anonymous said...

Yes we have ants in the kitchen that comes through cracks.

Desiree Dunbar
desireedunbar@hotmail.com

[Whatever U are, be a good one!] said...

Yes, I do have an ant problem, big problem!! I found them everywhere in our house, they love water in the kitchen :(
Thank You for the chance to enter!

Fiona N

LauraJJ said...

Oh we sure do! They come in ....a place where I have no idea how! Drives me nuts....have tried ant baits...but they just come back a few weeks later. I would love to try this! We also have one are outside that they keep making a mound...would love to try this there too!

Anonymous said...

They occasionally decide to invade my house, and when they do they are EVERYWHERE. Can't take off your shoes/sandals for a second without stepping on an ant! >.<

laurasloves said...

We have a ant problem every year, especially in the summertime. I usually find them in my kitchen, near the windows and the sink.
Laurie Emerson
lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

Unknown said...

I love this idea. I'm going to try it soon.

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