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Spray This Simple Mixture And You Will Never See Ants In Your Home Again!


Summertime is when most people look for help and advice on getting rid of ants in the house.


According to research by Stanford University, ants come into our homes and apartments because of weather conditions [1] [3]. Pest control products are extremely dangerous for our health.  The National Library of Medicine’s Toxicology Data Network reports that at the time of exposure, cypermethrin — one of two active ingredients in Raid Ant & Roach Spray — can cause shortness of breath, coughing, and congestion. It can also cause an asthma attack and wheezing. [2] 

The primary ingredient in most commercial insecticides is a nerve agent that disrupts the insect’s nervous system through direct contact. These toxic chemicals can have the same effects on humans if enough of the agent enters the body. [2] 

Rather than using harmful chemicals in and around your home to get rid of ants, opt to use peppermint essential oil. This can be sprinkled in the bathroom or in the kitchen, in areas that ants frequently visit. Ants don’t like strong smells. The peppermint oil messes up their scent trails and communication, not to mention coating their bodies.


Homemade Natural Ant Repellent



  1. Mix essential oils and water in a spray bottle
  2. Shake well
  3. Spray anywhere you see ants
  4. Repeat if necessary

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Spray This Simple Mixture and You Will Never See Ants in Your Home Again!


[1] Shwartz, M. (2001, April 25). Household ant invasions are determined by weather, not pesticide use, new study finds. Retrieved from

[2] Toxicology Data Network. (2011, May 12). CYPERMETHRIN. Retrieved from


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