Ants are never welcome visitors in the home. Even if you only see the occasional ant in your kitchen, you’ll want to keep them away from your home using the best and safest method available. Natural ant repellents can be powerful tools in keeping your home ant free. Continue reading below the products on this page to learn more.
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Natural insecticides are often botanically based, meaning their active ingredients are derived from plants. In the case of repellents, they’re almost always based on an essential oil. Cedar oil, citronella oil, cinnamon oil, and mint oils are used most often. Look for products containing at least 5-10% concentrations of one of these ingredients, or an equivalent combination. These products will definitely repel ants, as well as other crawling insects. Try products like:
Almost any conventional insecticide acts as a repellent to ants, which is why it is not advised to spray any insecticide – conventional or natural – when using ant baits as a form of control since they’ll avoid that area. Don’t consider repellents as a sole form of control for ants. The repellents don’t have any affect on the entire colony, so the ants will still be around. There are, however, a lot of natural ant killing products, like natural baits, to aid you in your natural ant-killing crusade.