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HOMEMADE ANT SPRAY: THRIFTY ALTERNATIVE TO INSECTICIDE



HOMEMADE ANT SPRAY: THRIFTY ALTERNATIVE TO INSECTICIDE
Depending on where you're at in the world, it's getting close to springtime. Or, if you're like me here in North Carolina, you might at least already be having a few warmer days mixing in right now where you want to open the windows and air the house out. That's one of my favorite things to do after the house has been closed up all winter, but it can have it's down side.

Although they are harmless, opening those windows and warmer weather in general can mean ANTS. I absolutely cringe when I see an ant in the house - most notedly in my kitchen! Not in the same way I cringe over a spider or other unwanted visiter, but because I know that where there is one ant...there can very shortly be an entire army! EEK !!

Ants are also very difficult to get rid of once they've set their site on a spot in your house - namely again, the kitchen. The kitchen is also the place that I really do not want to spray anything toxic.

Every year between spring & summer it seems an army makes its way into my kitchen. Not from a window or a door - I have no idea where they come from! I settled on the idea that since I can't find a source, they must be coming FROM THE SINK DRAIN - yes, seriously. Did you know that ants can survive for up to 2 weeks in water?

I would spray when I saw them and then wake up the next morning to more ants around my sink and trailing onto the countertops. Finally fed up, last year, I decided to try a Homemade Ant Spray, that way I could obsessively spray as much as I wanted on the counters and in the sink without any worries :D

To my surprise - it worked!

Here's how to make your own Homemade Ant Spray - a safe and thrifty alternative to insecticide.

  • Mix a solution of 1/2 distilled white vinegar and 1/2 water in any spray bottle.

  • Spray the areas you see ants and coat well - especially at the source, if you can find it.

  • If you have reoccurring issues ( like I did!) coat the countertops and sinks, including the drain portion of the sink, very well before you go to bed at night.

    You should wake up to an ant free kitchen and no worries about any contact of harmful insecticides!

    Do you have a great homemade recipe or Safe
    Alternative to insecticide
    ? Be sure to leave a comment below and let us know!

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