Vinegar is an extremely effective natural ant deterrent. It disrupts their pheromone trails and the smell helps prevent them from returning. Mix a 1-to-1 ratio of water to vinegar in a spray bottle (both apple cider and white vinegar will do). Shake the solution and then spray along baseboards, door frames, window sills, and countertops. Repeat daily or as needed. Vinegar is a natural disinfectant and multi-surface cleaner—so feel free to use this spray liberally.
Ants hate the smell of vinegar, and it removes the scent trails that they use to get around. Observe ants for a little while, and you’ll see that they all follow the same path in and out of your house. If you eliminate their scent trails, it will give you a serious leg up in the battle.
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