Peppermint oil is a great alternative product for getting rid of an ant problem in your home. It’s non-toxic, unlike many ant sprays found at the local grocery store, easy to get at most health food stores and applying it is easy. Just be aware that too much on your skin may irritate, and rubbing the oil near an infant’s nose or mouth may cause an asthma-like reaction. Does this Spark an idea?
Peppermint Oil to Rid of Ants Inside the Home
1. Peppermint oil is derived from the leaves of the peppermint plant. You can find peppermint oil in most health food stories. It’s widely available and is one of the most popular and least-expensive essential oils. You may want to check the supplements section and not the aromatherapy section because peppermint is commonly used for digestive problems. Depending on how large your ant problem is, only buy as much as needed.
2. Fill a spray bottle with about one cup of water and add approximately 10 to 15 drops of peppermint essential oil and spray along the path where the ants travel and where they originate from, whether it be from a crack in the wall, a hole in a cabinet or any other opening. Spray that area very well so that the ants don’t dare go through; they hate the smell.
3. The ants will immediately be repelled from the oil. If they are still coming in, re-apply. Make sure you spray a large enough area or the ants will simply just walk around it.