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How To Ant-Proof Your Home

Ant Proofing Tips | Brisbane Pest Control

Is your home constantly getting invaded by ants? Unfortunately, ants are very common throughout Brisbane, the Gold Coast, and the Sunshine Coast. As a result, many of us have experienced varying levels of ant infestations in our homes from time to time. But here is the good news. There are a few things you can do to try to ant-proof your home. The Brisbane pest control experts at Pesky Possum Bird & Pest Control are here to share some of the DIY home methods you can try to ant-proof your home. Let’s get started on ant-proofing your home.

Clean Up Food Scraps

The number one reason why ants invade our homes is to find food. If you regularly leave food scraps and crumbs around in your home then you are basically putting up a giant vacancy sign for all of the ants in your area. Try to keep your home clean of food scraps and crumbs to discourage ants from entering your home.

Use Peppermint

Although it is not commonly known, peppermint is actually a terrific natural insect repellent. Peppermint is very strong in terms of smell, and it is something that ants simply can’t stand. All you need to do is add a few drops of peppermint to the entry points in your home to keep ants away.

Draw or Spray Chalk

Chalk contains calcium carbonate, which is an excellent natural ant repellent. This makes chalk a great choice for anyone looking to keep ants away. Try drawing lines of chalk at the entry points of your home. You can also spray powdered chalk if this works better for you. You will be amazed and how well chalk works as an ant repellent.

Use Citrus Fruits

Citrus fruits are another amazing DIY ant repellent. Whether it is a lemon or an orange, squeezing citrus fruits at the entry points of your home is a very effective way to keep ants out.

Cayenne Pepper

It’s no secret in the pest control industry that ants absolutely hate cayenne pepper. You should be able to keep ants out of your home by dropping a little cayenne pepper in the entry points. You can also mix cayenne pepper with water to make an easy-to-use spray.

Ant Problem? Contact Pesky Possum Bird & Pest Control

If you find that these DIY ant-proofing tips aren’t working for you, or if you already have an ant infestation in your home, don’t hesitate to get in contact with the pest control experts at Pesky Possum Bird & Pest Control. We have over 30 years of experience as a family-owned and operated professional pest control service company. Whatever your pest problems are, we are your trusted Brisbane pest control experts. Call 1300 767 786 to get in touch with our pest control professionals today. You can also email us at or click here to contact us through our website.

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