Last week I had a black ant problem in my bathroom. Little black ants were swarming all over my bathroom counter. I tried wiping them up, but after several attempts I realized I was losing the battle. I did what any tech savvy housewife would do and asked my Facebook friends how to get rid of these ants!
I received tons of helpful advice, including the following ideas:
- Honey and Borax
- Salt sprinkled where you see them.
- Peppermint oil on a cotton ball where you see them.
- Cayenne pepper
- Homemade vinegar cleaner
- Terro Ant Liquid
- Melaleuca PreSpot
- Bay Leaves
Since I had a few cinnamon sticks leftover from Christmas I decided to place a few in my bathroom. A few hours later all the yucky ant friends were gone. I was surprised that it worked, but after researching it a bit I found out that ants dislike powder (I used sticks, so obviously this wasn’t the reason) and that they don’t like the smell.
I noticed that a few days later I had one or two ants back in my bathroom. I’m going to put some cinnamon powder down tonight and see if that keeps them away for a while.
Since I have little children I like to avoid using poisons unless I really have to. I love the fact that the cinnamon worked to get rid of the black ants. What works for you?
You might also want to try this easy homemade recipe using only 3 ingredients to get rid of ants!