Essential Oils To Repel Ants

Last updated on October 23rd, 2023 at 08:47 pm

Even if they are harmless, it is always distressing to find ants in the house! The worst part is that once they have settled in with their colony, they become difficult to dislodge.

They have a knack for setting up their anthill in a corner near the house and getting into your home through a small hole. Fortunately, they have a weak point: their sense of smell is very sensitive to any unpleasant odor. So here is a non-toxic recipe for a natural repellent to get rid of them.

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Essential Oils To Repel Ants

In addition, these essential oils are repellents that also work on other insects, so it is a must for the summer. In fact, it’s not unlike our recipe for fly repellent spray to scare them away better than chemical-based insecticides!

The ingredients of the ant repellent with essential oils:

-100 ml of white vinegar
-100 ml of water
-30 drops of lemon essential oil
-20 drops of essential oil of peppermint
-15 drops of essential oil of cloves
-A glass spray bottle (always better with essential oils)


1) Make sure you have all the ingredients on hand.

2) Pour them into your bottle one by one.

3) Close the bottle and shake carefully.

4) Spray where needed (high traffic areas, places where you have seen people go…). Draw out your spray bottle filled with this very effective remedy to keep pests away as soon as you feel it is necessary.

To repel unwanted mosquitoes, you knew citronella essential oil, lavender essential oil, lemon eucalyptus essential oil and rose geranium essential oil (to spray on yourself, in the room or in your diffuser). And now you know the essential oils that repel harmful ants by means of odor.

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Basically, note that white vinegar is already excellent to fight the invasion. Combined with the essences recommended here, it will be unbeatable in keeping these little beasts away!

However, you should know that they also fear coffee grounds, diatomaceous earth and chalk if you are looking for other natural solutions that are very effective in driving them away.


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