#6 Mint Leaves & Peppermint Oil
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Take the leaves of mint and oil of peppermint (or other varieties of herbs and oils), and place them directly on the entryways the ants travel through and watch the decline of these legged visitors because the smell is awful to them.
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Chalk is ground-up seashells that contain calcium carbonate which will eliminate the scent that fellow ants left for them to follow which will turn into a barrier that the ants will not cross. Draw outlines of chalk around the walls and doors (or cracks and crevices) that you’ve seen the ants crawl.
#8 Baking Soda
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No long live the queen when the unsuspecting worker ants deliver baking soda to its colony. The baking soda reacts with the acidic substance that is found in the bodies of ants and can destroy the whole tribe if they all eat it.
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Cornmeal may attract ants, but they can’t digest it causing them to starve to death and even better when they take the egg laying queen down with them. They will explode after eating this along with other expanding foods i.e. grits, cream of wheat, and instant rice. Place cornmeal (or as mentioned) on a dish and wait patiently for their colony to explode, ha!
#10 Cucumber Peel
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Cucumbers are so refreshing in a salad and make even yummier pickles. However, ants don’t like the peels because it contains a chemical that kills off fungi that are loved by ants during a feast. Place cucumber peels around the entryways and watch the ants become stuck up snobs and turn away.
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