Chase those ants out of your house!

Are you sharing your kitchen with an army of ants right now?

They love sweet things to take back to the nest to feed the queen and babies. They won’t spread disease, but they’re annoying nonetheless.

The easiest way to deal with them is to find the source (look for small piles of earth pellets or check out the ants’ route) and pour some boiling water over. Follow up with a few puffs from an insecticidal powder (check it treats ants).

If you don’t like the idea of killing them, a sprinkling of cayenne, scented talc or peppermint oil along the skirting boards near the outside door should send them next door!

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