How to Get Rid of Ants Naturally

Keep ants from intruding on your picnic or invading your home by using a few common household products that will naturally stop ants in their tracks.

You will need

  • Salt
  • Chalk
  • Spray bottle
  • Lemon juice
  • Cayenne pepper
  • White vinegar
  • Oranges
  • Petroleum jelly

Step 1 Sprinkle salt Sprinkle salt where ants are entering your home from outside to discourage them from intruding.

Step 2 Draw Draw a chalk line around the yard and areas where ants are entering your home. The calcium carbonate in the chalk helps repel ants.

Step 3 Squirt lemon juice Keep ants outdoors by squirting lemon juice around windowsills, doorways, cracks, and holes. Ants dislike the lemon smell.

Step 4 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.

Step 5 Spray vinegar 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.

Step 6 Repel with oranges Relocate ants by pouring a puree of orange peels and warm water along your home’s foundation or into ant holes.

Step 7 Use petroleum jelly Smear petroleum jelly around your pet’s food bowl to discourage ants from crossing the gooey moat.