UK Expert Shares 16p Natural Method to Banish Ants from Homes

UK expert John Stewart shares cost-effective ways to deter ants from homes, including using natural deterrents like cinnamon and lemon juice. By following these tips, homeowners can banish ants without breaking the bank.

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UK Expert Shares 16p Natural Method to Banish Ants from Homes

UK Expert Shares 16p Natural Method to Banish Ants from Homes

As the summer heat increases, ants are more likely to infest homes, but UK expert John Stewart from Pelsis has shared a cost-effective way to deter them at just 16p. According to Stewart, "ants are more active" during the summer months, but there are "preventative measures" to take to keep them away.

Stewart recommends using natural deterrents such as cinnamon, cayenne pepper, or black pepper to disrupt ants' scent trails and discourage them from entering the home. These can be poured along ant trails and entry points. Vinegar and lemon juice are also popular choices for getting rid of ants.

These natural deterrents can be purchased at affordable prices. Vinegar costs 35p per bottle from Tesco, while lemons are 65p for four from Asda, making each lemon just 16p. Cinnamon is £1 from Morrisons, cayenne pepper is £1.10 from Sainsbury's, and black pepper is 99p from Asda.

If natural methods don't work, Stewart recommends using traps, such as the Crawling Insect Trap from Pelsis, which costs £4 for a pack of three (£1.30 per trap). To prevent ants from returning, Stewart advises sealing cracks, gaps, and crevices in walls, windows, and doors with silicone caulk or weather stripping. He also suggests cleaning up crumbs, spills, and pet food residue quickly and storing food in airtight containers while promptly disposing of garbage to eliminate food sources for ants.

By following these tips and using natural deterrents, homeowners can banish ants from their homes without breaking the bank. The cost-effective methods shared by Stewart provide a simple and affordable solution to keep ants at bay during the summer months.

Key Takeaways

  • Ants are more active in summer, but natural deterrents can help keep them away.
  • Cinnamon, cayenne pepper, and black pepper disrupt ants' scent trails.
  • Vinegar and lemon juice are also effective natural deterrents.
  • Seal cracks and crevices, clean up crumbs, and store food in airtight containers.
  • Natural deterrents can be purchased for as little as 16p, a cost-effective solution.