Ants are just one of the many pests that can launch an attack on your home.


The tiny insects are particularly attracted to the scent of sugar or grease. The scent of other foods may also attract ants which is why it is imperative to promptly clean spills.

Without proper management, ants can overrun your home.

Here are five ways to rid your home of ants.


Cucumber peels

Cucumber peels can serve as an excellent ant repellent.

Put them around areas affected by ants and you will notice that they will disappear in no time.



Ordinary salt is the safest remedy to keep ants away.

Use the mineral as a barricade to prevent the ants from crossing the designated area.

Duct tape


This can be useful to save your plants or keep ants from climbing your table or bed legs.

Wrap the tape around the base of plant or table leg with the sticky side outwardly. It will gum all the ants, and they will either die or be unable to move and fall prey to other insects.

Boiling water

If you can manage to find the source of the ants in or around your compound, you can pour a kettle of boiling water directly onto the ant hills to protect your home.



Vinegar diluted in water used to clean surfaces helps in eradicating ants due to its fungicidal and insecticidal properties.

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