Insects are the inevitable news bearers of summer. And what’s the best way (read the worst) to ruin your summer picnic than ants crawling everywhere…
According to a research conducted at the Stanford University, ants appear into our homes because of to the weather conditions.
Eliminating them is almost impossible, and pest control products can do more harm than good as they are loaded with toxic chemicals.
According to reports of the National Library of Medicine’s Toxicology Data Network, these products contain cypermethrin, which is one of the two active ingredients in Raid Ant & Roach Spray. Cypermethrin can cause congestion, cough, and shortness of breath, as well as wheezing and asthma.
Furthermore, the main ingredient present in most commercial insecticides is a nerve agent that disrupts the nervous system of the insects when in a direct contact, so you can imagine what it can do to humans.
Luckily, today we offer you a natural and harmless alternative to eliminate ants from your home. Say hello to peppermint oil!
All you have to do is spray it around the house, especially in the areas where ants tend to appear. Ants cannot stand the smell of this oil.
This is how to prepare it:
- 30 drops peppermint essential oil
- 30 drops clove essential oil
- 4 oz water
All you have to do is to mix everything in a spray bottle, shake well, and attack! Repeat as long as needed.