This easy to make Peppermint Ant Spray will keep ants out of your home with no chemicals or bad bug spray smell!
It’s that time of year…spring is here, and the ants are back in full force! You leave one little crumb on the floor and all the sudden a slew of ants invited themselves in for dinner! We have pets and kiddos, so I don’t want to spray a bunch of chemicals all over my home, so I make my own Homemade Peppermint Ant Spray to keep them from coming in. See, most bugs, especially ants, HATE the smell of peppermint. It doesn’t necessarily hurt them, they just stay away from it. So, I make this spray and keep it right under my sink just in case they try to come back. If you already have an ant problem, use THIS Recipe to Kill Ants. Have pet dishes that you just can’t keep the ants out of? Use THIS Easy Hack to Keep Ants Out of Pet Dishes!
You will need a small spray bottle filled about 3/4 full with distilled water to begin with.
Add two tablespoons of witch hazel to the spray bottle.
Finally, add 12 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil. Shake it up!
Spray it around the insides of your doors and windows, and wherever else you think ants are getting in. I even spray a little near out cat’s feeding dishes to give them extra protection from critters. I even spray my patio area down every once in a while to keep them from invading any cookouts we may be having! The ants and other insects will stay away too…even spiders!
Extra gardening tip: Have ant hills in your yard? Drop a few drops of Peppermint Essential Oil on the hill and they will hit the road!