Eliminate Ants Effectively: Homemade and Natural Methods for a Pest-Free Home

By Lilia

In this article, you will learn how to get rid of ants effectively and permanently using homemade methods. These methods are easy to apply and use ingredients you probably already have at home. Plus, they are safe to use in the garden and home.

Method 1: Baking Soda Trap


  • Sodium bicarbonate
  • washing powder
  • Water


  1. Prepare the mixture: Mix baking soda and washing powder in equal parts.
  2. Apply the mixture: Spread the mixture around the ant nests and along the paths they usually travel.

Method 2: Ammonia Solution


  • 5 liters of water
  • 40 ml of ammonia (ammonia)


  1. Prepare the solution: In a bucket, mix 5 liters of water with 40 ml of ammonia.
  2. Apply the solution: Pour the solution directly on the anthills and at the entrances and exits of the ants.

Method 3: Banana Peel with Boric Acid


  • Banana peel
  • 100 g of boric acid


  1. Prepare the mixture: Cut the banana peel into small pieces and mix it with 100 g of boric acid.
  2. Let it rest: Leave the mixture in a dark place for 1 hour so that it soaks well.
  3. Apply the mixture: Place the banana peel pieces impregnated with boric acid in the garden, greenhouse or around the house.

Method 4: Soap and Vinegar Solution


  • 5 liters of water
  • 150 g grated tar soap
  • 150 ml vinegar
  • 150 ml unrefined sunflower oil


  1. Prepare the solution: Grate 150 g of tar soap and mix it with 5 liters of water, 150 ml of vinegar and 150 ml of unrefined sunflower oil.
  2. Let it sit: Let the mixture sit for 24 hours in a dark place.
  3. Apply the solution: Pour the mixture into a spray bottle and apply to areas where ants are most frequent, such as anthills and their paths.

Mode of Use

Baking Soda Trap: Spread the mixture on the affected areas and repeat the process as necessary.

Ammonia Solution: Apply the solution directly to ant nests and ant trails.

Banana Peel with Boric Acid: Place the pieces of impregnated peel in places where you have seen ant activity.

Soap and Vinegar Solution: Spray the mixture on areas frequented by ants, making sure to cover nests and paths well.


  • Safety: Although these methods are homemade, some ingredients such as ammonia and boric acid can be toxic. Wear gloves and avoid contact with skin.
  • Repetition: Apply treatments regularly to keep ants away from your home and garden.
  • Cleanliness: Keep areas clean and free of food debris to reduce the attraction of ants.

These home methods to get rid of ants are effective and easy to apply. Using common ingredients, you can keep your home and garden free of these annoying insects in a safe and sustainable way. Try these methods and forget about ants forever!