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Ants are pests in the house. In the home, common ants aren't harmful but they are a nuisance.
Mint leaves scattered on surfaces where ants are found can be used as a deterrent. Bay leaves broken in small pieces is also helpful.
Some people have found a mixture of the following ingredients helpful in repelling ants. One cup water, one-fourth cup plus one tablespoon hot sauce, one-fourth cup liquid soap, and one teaspoon spearmint or peppermint flavoring. Put in a spray bottle and spray where ants enter the house.
Washing down counters with an equal solution of vinegar and water is repulsive to ants.
Powdered cloves or red pepper sprinkled on surfaces where ants are found serves as an excellent repellent. Ants are incredibly fastidious and will not return to where these hot spices can get on their feet and antennae.
Lastly, clean up all food after eating for it is the crumbs that attracts the ants.
Author Marilyn Pokorney
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