View Full Version : PLS HELP! Need ant deterrant..
Does anyone know of anything natural I can spray on kitchen benches to deter ants.
We have been overun since all of the rain and now the heat and humidity.
Get Ant rid, its the best stuff by far !!
Just pop a few lids around with some drops of it on them.. no nasty chemicals getting sprayed around and works brilliantly !!
lol I posted something very similar to this the other day, and got no replies! :laughing:
I have tried ant rid myself, and it's not a deterrent...(well for my insistant ants anyway!)
I have tried every liquid, powder and bait I have come across and the little buggers just don't stop coming. Insane, Hope you find something:smiliedance:
I saw something of 9am wuth David and Kim the other day about this. It was a segment with their garden guru.
Apparently chilli rubbed on string - they can't cross and there was a liquid with soap???? I will look at site and see if I can find anything
My FIL swears by talcum powder .... worth a try, maybe?!
ok here is link. hope ok to post :fingerscrossed:
and part 2
Both discuss ants as well as cockroaches
My husband is an entomologist - can i even spell the word!:) - basically he works with bugs etc. So insects are seen in a diferent light - at least by him in my house.
The best non-toxic way to get rid of ants is to find he gaps they are coming in by and plug the gaps with putty. Not an issue solution but the best - I know, I've been finding gaps in my kitchen I didn't know were there and have become best friends with putty.
Hope this helps
My mum swears by talc too.
We've wiped peppermint oil over surfaces where they are prominent, and around any entry points. We do it once a day and haven't seen an ant since. And our kitchen smells all minty fresh, like after you've brushed your teeth.
Also, peppermint essence from the supermarket works just as well and costs about 85c. It's 52% alcohol though, so keep it away from the kiddies!!
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