Ants are critical to the environment in too many ways to count, but they quickly become pests when they invade your home seeking food, shelter, or both. Nobody wants an ant invasion, and often times will reach for intense chemicals to eradicate them as quickly as possible.
Luckily, there are natural and cheap solutions, and their smell and content will sure keep uninvited guests away from your home.
Thoroughly clean every room in your home
First, clean every gathering spot. Use your regular cleaning agent and water.
You have most probably heard before that white vinegar is the most popular natural solution for ants. Mix equal amounts of water and vinegar in a spray bottle and use it on every possible surface in your home.
Sprinkle large amounts of cinnamon along the ant trails. Ants can not stand the intense aroma of this spice.
Mix a few tablespoons of salt and some hot water. Let it cool and keep the solution in a spray bottle. Salty surfaces stop the ants from entering your home.
Chalk or Baby Powder
Ground some chalk and sprinkle it near the walls — their favorite spot. You can do the same using baby powder.