Detox 15 Ants: there’s no need to over-react with toxic sprays

Why are there ants in your kitchen?  Do you need to do a thorough clean and put away of foodstuffs rather than reach for a spray that will fill the room with toxic vapours?

If you need to kill ants, equal parts of borax and icing sugar will be effective with no danger to the air you breathe; however, keep out of reach of children and pets as borax is poisonous. 

If a bowl of pet food is the attraction, place the feeding bowl in a saucer of water.  The moat effect will prevent ants reaching the food. 

Ants are repelled by wiping benches with vinegar.  Eucalyptus oil is a deterrent too. 

To destroy an ant nest, flood it repeatedly.  Alternatively, using a bucket, blend together half a cup of lime with a generous amount of detergent.  Now fill the bucket with very hot water and pour carefully down the nest’s entrance holes.


About chemicalfreehome

My interest in chemical free living began in 1983 when I was accidentally soused in pesticide from an aircraft. I became seriously ill with life-threatening weight loss and severe pain; however, over a period of years I regained my health and gradually evolved a new lifestyle regarding the use of chemicals in our home. When I realised that other people were concerned about the effects of chemicals on health I decided to turn a negative into a positive and so wrote my best-selling book 'Chemical Free Home' published by Black Inc in Melbourne. I have been amazed by the response of all age groups, as everyone is affected by chemicals to some degree, and everyone benefits by reducing their use. In this blog I hope to suggest ways in which you too can create a healthier home environment.
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