The ants can be a menace in the rainy season. You may be also struggling to keep away ants from sugar and sweets. However, most of us do not like to idea to kill ants by using boric acid. We want to keep them away. I have 7 tips to keep the ants away from the sugar and sweets.
Keep the sweets whereever you want but ant get it easily. Ants love sweets. So, will you surrender against these tiny creatures. Never, you can get rid of them using these 7 tips. I know there are many other ways to keep away the ants. I am leaving those methods for you. Please add your tips in the comment section. It will help others.
How To Get Rid of Ants
Tip # 1
Ants dislike certain odor. They don’t go near these odour. You can use these odours to keep away the ants. Fortunately, you can find these odor from some of your kitche items. You can use them effectively.
One such ant repellant is the lemon. The and hate smell of lemon peel. Hence, you should use the lemon peel to keep away ants from sweet things. You can use peel of used lemons. Just cut a part of lemon peel and put it with the sweet things or sugar. Note, the peel should not contain juice. You can keep dry peel as well.
Tip # 2
There is another food ingredeint which can repel the ants. Ants also hate the scent of Bay leaves (Tej Patta). Bay leaves can be find in any household. Ants maintain distance with bay leaves. Keep bay leaves in sweet container. The ant would not enter into it.
Tip # 3
Not only the leaves of bay is ant repellent but also the bark of bay plant is also used to keep away the ants. The Cinnamon powder is used to repel the ants. You can sprinkle a little powder around the sweet items. The ant would not come near it. The blacke pepper can be also used similarly. You must give it a try.
Another popluar spice is also very effective to keep away the ants. The spice is clove. It has strong scent. It is very effective with sugar. You have to keep some clove into the container of sugar. The ants will not try to feed on sugar. Ants hate the scent of clove more than the love for sugar. However, Please note the scent of clove can remain with the sugar. If you like this odor then it is fine. Otherwise you can try another tips.
Tip # 5
Along with the above spices there is a popular food enhancer and preservative is a good ant repellent. The Vinegar also has the strong odor. Ants dislike this odor. Because of being it a liquid you can wipe the whole cupboard using damp cloth with vinegar. This method is used to keep away the ants from whole kitchen. A one time vinegar application will remain effective for a week.
Ants generally honor the white lines. To keep out the ants from a part of floor or cupboard just draw a circular line around it. The ant will not try to cross this lakshman rekha. To draw the line you can use wheat flour, chalk or baby powder.
Now I will tell you the most effective way to get rid off the ants. However this method can’t be used widely. It easy and very useful in certain conditions.
This method is called island method. You should keep the sweet item in an island. Make an small island in a big pot. The ant can’t swim, hence it can’t reach to the sweet item put in the middle of the water. You can keep kheer, sweet, and halwa using this method. The ants can only see the sweet things 🙂
Do you find these kitchen tips useful. Do you also want to share some of your tips. Please use the comment section to add your exclusive kitchen tips. It will help to many of us.