Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Ants Be Gone

I had an ant problem. Briefly.

Ants seemed to like one of my windows. Just one. There is a bush near that window, and likely that had something to do with it.

I am an organic-solutions sort of person so I decided to try that first. So… I cut back the bush so it doesn’t touch the house. I washed the sill and stool cap of the window to get rid of any scent markings left by ants. Then, I sprinkled cayenne pepper on the sill and the bottom of the sash. No more ants!

Just thought I would pass that along in case anyone else wants to get rid of ants without resorting to poisons. I have no idea if it will be consistently effective or if it works with all types of ants. But it could be worth a shot.

Have a great day!


  1. This is great, ants started coming in my kitchen window! I am going to try this. I have pets and do not want to use harsh chemicals, so I will be trying this today! Thanks for the tip!

  2. Mine seem to come in the loungeroom door so I wipe the track with Eucalyptus oil and that keeps them out until it wears off. Thanks for this, will give it a go