Looking for natural alternatives to pesticides to keep your home ant free this summer? Research has proven that cinnamon essential oils work and here’s why: Because cinnamon essential oil distills the scent of leaves into an intensely fragrant substance, it serves as an effective household ant repellent, based on the same pheromone-disrupting principle as hit-or-miss cinnamon grounds.
If you’re children have a sand box, a great safer alternative is to mix ground cinnamon in with the sand. If you don’t have essential oils try sprinkling ground cinnamon in the areas where ants are gaining access to your home. This summer I had found ants in my kitchen and decided to give it a try, I had a spray that contained cinnamon oil and within a week I no longer found evidence of ants. I can personally attest that this is a natural alternative that works! I sprayed all possible entry points that the ants could have to my home. You want to be thorough, missing even a door frame, if the seal is wearing, could be an access spot. This is also not an immediate fix, as I said before it took a full week. I caught the ants pretty early on, if you see more than a few it might take some more effort.
Check your pantry and try it today!