Summer is one of the best times of the year. But with summer comes an obnoxious amount of household pests–especially ants. Let’s face it, nothing kills a mood quite like opening the sugar container only to see a group of ants helping themselves! The good news is that you can conquer those ants before they get inside your home. Without harmful chemicals! Kill ants naturally with something that is probably inside your pantry right this minute.
Unfortunately, ants are a problem for just about everyone at one time or another. But killing them doesn’t need to involve poisons or other harsh chemicals. Those chemicals aren’t just harmful to the ants–they can also harm your children or pets. There is a better way!
Do you know that ants leave a scented trail for other ants to follow? This scented trail allows them to get to and from their nests without getting lost. The good news? This trail can help you kill ants naturally.
How to Kill Ants Naturally with Cornstarch
If you find ants in your home, you have to determine where that ant trail begins. Once you find it, grab the cornstarch from your pantry. Sprinkle the cornstarch along the ants’ trail. Be sure to cover that scented trail so that ants who come along will pick up the cornstarch on their legs and carry it back to the nest. Leave this cornstarch trail out for 24 hours.
Once the ants have had a chance to pick up plenty of dry cornstarch, pull out a spray bottle. Fill the bottle with water and spray any ants you see. Be careful to not get them wet enough to wash off the cornstarch. The water reacts with the cornstarch and creates a cement-like mixture as it dries. As it dries, it traps and kills the ants.
Rinse or sweep away the cornstarch after you see lots of dead ants in the trail. NOTE: this method may take a few hours to be fully effective. But be patient and you will notice a difference. This method to kill ants naturally works both indoors and outdoors!
Do you want to deter ants out in your garden without killing them? Use cinnamon!