Easy Home Remedies For Ants
The easiest, most effective way to rid your home of little ants is liquid dish soap! This is one of several remedies for ants that I love because you usually have it on hand and it’s easy and safe. Mix about 2 tablespoons in a spray bottle and spray near windows, doors, cracks and especially along trails you know the ants are using. Just leave it be. The soap destroys the scent trail so more ants won’t follow. Spray the solution on any live ants you see as well…how should I say this?… kill them. This soap method works surprisingly fast and one of the best remedies for ants.
Note: My nightstand is wood. I didn’t want to spray it with water so I sprayed around the base, baseboards and a little on the wall behind the nightstand.
The second most effective remedy is chemical bait. It comes in a gel form. Squirt the ant bait gel on small pieces of paper and place wherever ants are active. You can order it online. I didn’t use this at home because of my very curious, one-year-old boy and because the dish soap worked for me. I have used it at work before and it is very effective.