As soon as the summer season arrives, lot of unwanted and annoying creatures/ insects comes out of their holes in search of food. But presence of these insects specifically ants is quite disturbing and unhygienic for people.
In such situations people are desperately looking for advice and some solution to avoid these ants. The try to use different kinds of insect killer sprays. Sometimes which are quite costly and not very effective until you spray them heavily. As a result people left with an empty spray bottle very soon and have to buy another one.
A Stanford University study showed that the reason for ants to come out is mainly weather conditions. The sprays that we talked out above are not only costly but importantly are very harmful for human health.
It is claimed, by The National Library of Medicine’s Toxicology Data Network that, cypermethrin, one of the two active ingredients in those sprays, can cause different health issues like congestion, coughing, and shortness of breath, wheezing, and an asthma attack.
A nerve agent, an ingredient, that is present in the insecticides which disrupts the nervous system of the insects by interacting directly. And if certain amount of this agent enters into the human body, those toxic chemicals can cause the same damage to them as well. It can be disastrous for human health provided how much spray amount is inhaled mistakenly.
Instead of using those fancy sprays that in real contains very dangerous and toxic chemical. Try to use some other remedy for ant repelling. For instance, you can try peppermint essential oil. If you sprinkle it in kitchen, bathroom or any other area where you have inconvenience of ants presence. It has a very strong smell that is very repelling for ants and they do not like it at all. It will disturb them and make them go away.
There is another homemade remedy for this problem which is quite effective and harmless for human health. Below are the ingredients and preparation method for ant repelling spray;
- 30 drops clove essential oil
- 30 drops peppermint essential oil
- 4 oz water
Mix the specified amount of essential oils with water and shake it well. You homemade ant repelling spray is ready to you. Spray it in any area of your house where you see ants frequently. You will see the results immediately. You can spray again and again if required. It’s also not harmful and dangerous for human health as the other marketed sprays are.