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Got a home infestation on your hands? Before you call the exterminator, try these solutions to rid yourself of insects, rodents, and more.
You Will Need
- Spray bottle
- Lemon juice
- Cayenne pepper
- White vinegar
- Petroleum jelly
Sprinkle salt where ants are entering your home from outside to discourage them from intruding.
Draw a chalk line around the yard and areas where ants are entering your home. The calcium carbonate in the chalk helps repel ants.
Squirt lemon juice
Keep ants outdoors by squirting lemon juice around windowsills, doorways, cracks, and holes. Ants dislike the lemon smell.
Use cayenne pepper
Sprinkle cayenne pepper around countertops and baseboards to keep the ants away. Pour cayenne pepper down ant holes for a quick eviction.
Spray a mixture of equal parts water and white vinegar around picnic areas, your child's play area, around windows, and by the foundation of your home to get ants marching to a new location.
Repel with oranges
Relocate ants by pouring a puree of orange peels and warm water along your home's foundation or into ant holes.
Use petroleum jelly
Smear petroleum jelly around your pet's food bowl to discourage ants from crossing the gooey moat.