How To Kill Of Ants

Baking Soda & Powdered Sugar
Lure ants to toxic quantities of baking soda with some powdered sugar and few drops of your favorite essential oil. Baking soda will interfere with their digestive ability and cause them to explode and perish at the end. Place the mixture in all the common entry points of these pests and wait for the soda to work its magic. Learn more here!

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2. Vinegar
Vinegar is very effective in getting rid of ants. To repel ants, mix equal amounts of water and vinegar (either white or apple cider) and spray the solution on the ant hills in your garden. In the home, look out for ant’s entry paths, counter tops, sink, and windows. The strong scent of vinegar will make the ants avoid the places sprayed with vinegar. Learn more Vinegar Uses here!

3. Boric Acid

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Boric acid is toxic to ants when ingested; it is suitable for use in both the home and garden. Mix boric acid with honey or sugar, maple syrup, and peanut butter to create an ant bait. Ants will ingest it with glee and maybe even take some to their colony. Eventually, the mixture will poison their system and wipe out their entire clan overnight. Learn more about this idea here!

4. Lemon Juice
Ant-proof different areas of your home with ample amounts of lemon juice. The unmistakable, citrusy scent of lemon will act to deter them, while its acidic nature will mask the natural scent markings they use to navigate through their surroundings. You can soak cotton balls in lemon essential oil and leave them on windowsills, thresholds, cabinets and other areas where they are likely to reach.

5. Food-Grade Diatomaceous Earth

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Ants swarm the family picnic, garden tea party, backyard BBQ and whatever little food they can get their tiny legs on. So, cleaning up what’s bringing them into your garden is half the battle won. The other half can be won by using diatomaceous earth, as it’s a natural ant repellent that works in a non-toxic, human-friendly way to disrupt non-discernible ant trails and prevent future ant problems. And all that too without contaminating your ornamentals and edibles! Simply, dust the plants and anthills with DE to get rid of them. Learn more Diatomaceous Earth Uses here!

6. Cucumber Peel
Try this in your garden! Ants are naturally averse to the taste of cucumber. Bitter tasting cucumbers are the best, but you can always rely on normal cucumbers as well. The only downside is that you will have to replace with fresh peels every alternate day and continue the procedure till all the ants have disappeared.

7. Cayenne Pepper

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The strong, pungent odor of cayenne pepper destroys the signals that ants use to communicate and move towards their nest. In the absence of an appropriate signal, they fail to make their way home and survive. Sprinkling cayenne pepper in exposed parts is a good idea to drive away ants. Alternatively, you can mix equal parts of turmeric powder and cayenne pepper to make a more powerful barrier for ants.

8. Liquid Dish Soap
Dish soap works wonders to eliminate ants. It suffocates them and ruptures their cells, causing them to dehydrate and die. Just mix one teaspoon of liquid dish soap and baking soda each in a bowl of water. Mix well and spread the solution along the areas where you see the ants entering. You can also spray over trails of running ants; just make sure to mop up the dead ants with a damp cloth after some time.

9. Molasses

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Molasses offer a nice alternative to eliminate ants safely and organically. While it doesn’t kill them by itself, it acts to mask the insecticidal properties of other ingredients like borax or dry yeast. Adding orange oil to the mix helps to soften their bodies, thereby allowing rapid killing and removal. For the complete protocol,

Method To Prevent Fleas On Cats

There are some simple and natural home remedies to remove fleas from cat’s skin. You can consider the following home remedies.

1. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is one of the most ever-green natural home remedies to treat any disease. It can be used to get rid of fleas as well. To get temporary relief, you can mix apple cider vinegar and water in a proportion of 2:1. Mix it well and fill it in a spray bottle. This flea spray does not kill fleas but causes pests to jump off of your pet.

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You can also drench the coat of your pet with this solution and comb it gently. Generally, this remedy works for almost 3-4 days.
2. Flea Comb
Like for dogs, flea comb can also be used for cats. Slowly drag the comb across the hair close to the cat’s skin. Comb more in those areas where fleas are likely to hide such as base of the tail, armpits and groin. Keep a bowl of soapy water close to you. As you remove fleas, drown them in this water.
3. Diatomaceous Earth (DE)
DE or Diatomaceous Earth is a natural rock made up of remains of ancient tough shelled algae. It can be used after crushing it into powder.

It is one of most effectual ways to get rid of fleas. The favorable aspect of DE is that it is harmless to pets as well as humans. The sharp edges of DE can slice through the pest’s waxy and tough exoskeleton.

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It causes dehydration due to which fleas die. Before using it, put on gloves and dust your hands with DE. Sprinkle it onto cat’s coat or fur and rub it thoroughly. Make sure that it does not come in contact with your eyes and nose. You can also dust it on cat’s bedding and furniture. Use it once a day and once in a week on the bedding of your pet.

4. Soapy Water Flea Trap
Fleas easily get attracted towards light. We will use this fact to kill multiple fleas. Take a shallow dish and fill it with warm soapy water. You need to place it under a night light.

When they jump or hop towards light, they will end up getting drowned in the water. Check the dish next morning. You will find a bunch of dead fleas. Empty the dirty water from that vessel and repeat it on a daily basis.

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5. Flea Collar
There are two types of flea collars for cats. The first type of flea collar emits a toxic gas that kills and repels fleas. The second type of flea collar releases a substance that seeps through the fatty layers of cats skin, eventually killing the fleas on the cat’s body.

Flea collars for kittens can be used after the kitten has reached 12 weeks old. Flea collars are a cheap and simple solution but in some cases have bothered the neck of cats and caused fur loss. If you notice this happening to your cat try a more natural flea repellent.

To get rid of flea from bedding, a flea collar can work effectively. You are supposed to cut a flea collar into four pieces. Then place it under your pet’s bed. You can also use a flea collar for fleas hopping near your vacuum cleaner.

These collars have something called an insect growth regulator which prevents flea larvae and eggs.

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6. Salt Water
Salt water acts as a repellent for fleas. It is necessary to clean the floors and other spaces in your house with salt water. It keeps fleas away.

Add some salt in water and use the resultant solution used for cleaning. You can also sprinkle salt directly on the carpet to kill larvae and eggs of these nasty pests.

Note- If you reside in an area where the humidity level is higher, then, this remedy is not for you because salt absorbs water resulting in a musty carpet.

7. Floor Washing
It is essential to maintain a clean and hygienic environment in the house to avoid the growth of fleas.

Use lemon solution for washing floors. Get a half gallon of water and add four finely chopped lemons in it and mix it well. Use this solution to wipe the floor.

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​8. White Vinegar
White vinegar is also one of the best remedies to eradicate fleas from cats. Use white vinegar while cleaning or giving a bath to your pet. Add some white vinegar to water and pour it on the body of your pet to prevent flea infestations.

​9. Cedar Chips
Cedar chips are used to keep fleas away. You can place cedar chips on pet’s bedding. You can also place it around outside spaces to control the growth of fleas.

10. Rosemary
Another simple home remedy to treat fleas is to use rosemary leaves. The anti-inflammatory properties of rosemary stimulate the growth of hairs which were previously lost due to the itching caused by flea bites.

Get a handful of dried rosemary leaves and churn them into a fine powder. Sprinkle this powder over those areas where the pet plays as well as sleeps.

You can also prepare a dip with the help of rosemary leaves. Take two cups of fresh rosemary leaves. Boil some water for half an hour. Let the rosemary steep in this water. Remove it from the heat. Wait till it becomes lukewarm. Now soak your pet into this water and pour the rosemary water over it. Allow your pet’s body get dried itself in the sunlight.