Ants are fascinating creatures. These tiny machines are so industrious and each individual works so hard for the safety and well-being of the nest overall. They are also useful garbage recycling machines, making short work of leftovers and anything else that might be laying around. Unfortunately, they can also be a pest.
Having a lot of ants in the home can be a problem. Not only can they bite, but they can also cause hygiene problems as they are able to spread pathogens as they travel.
Ants are also resilient, though, and will often just keep on coming back. Fortunately, there are some home remedies that will help to keep them at bay.
Home Remedy #1: Oranges
Juicy and packed full of vitamins, oranges make a delicious and refreshing snack. Their high juice content also means that they can easily be squeezed to make tasty drinks. They can also be used to help keep ants out of your home.
To use oranges as an ant deterrent, use some orange peels to make a paste with some water. Spread this paste wherever you think the ants are coming in and out and they should hopefully stay outside. You could also try leaving orange peels just as they are in places that you often find ants. As an added bonus, they can also help to make the home smell fantastic.