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DIY Ant Spray & Ant Repellent

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DIY Ant Spray & Ant Repellent | Need to get rids of ants fast? You can make this DIY Ant Spray with stuff you have on hand at home!! Plus use the even easier to make DIY repellent to keep them away! Pin to save for when ants invade your house!

We’ve had a major ant problem this summer.  They have been everywhere!!  And they have been getting inside the house.

I don’t mind ants as long as they are outside and not fire ants but once they come inside, I just want them dead.  We’ve been spraying them quite a bit with the ant spray mom already had.  But one day we ran out and needed ant spray quick.

I turned to Pinterest and searched for homemade ant spray, but most had ingredients we just didn’t have on hand.  Then I found this pin and I knew we had all those ingredients on hand!

DIY Ant Spray

What you need:

  • Mouth wash, any brand
  • Dawn dish soap
  • Hydrogen Peroxide

How to make it:

  • Mix equal parts of all ingredients in a spray bottle and mix well.  No not add water.

Once all the ants are dead, you will want to sweep and mop them up.  This ant spray can leave your floor a little sticky if you don’t mop it up.  But I’m sure you’ll want to mop up those dead ants anyways.

If you’re having trouble with getting the stickiness to mop up, check out my tip for that in my 8 cleaning hacks for moms.  But we didn’t have much problem with the stickiness, it went away with a good mopping/steaming of the floors.

Once you get rid of the ant, you want to make sure they don’t come back!

DIY Ant Spray & Ant Repellent | Need to get rids of ants fast? You can make this DIY Ant Spray with stuff you have on hand at home!! Plus use the even easier to make DIY repellent to keep them away! Click the pin to get the recipe!

During my searching for ant spray, I read several places that ants don’t like citrus.

So we mixed a little bit of lemon juice about a tablespoon or two into a spray bottle of water and sprayed it around the baseboards and doors in the areas we’ve been having problems.

DIY Ant Repellent

  • Put 1-2 tablespoon of lemon juice into a spray bottle.
  • Add water until it half way to three-fourths full.
  • Spray the areas were ants have been present in your home.

We are still testing this out, so I can’t say with confidence on how great it is working.  But so far, so good.

Are ants invaded your home?  What are you doing to get rid or them?


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Saturday 19th of September 2020

Your Spray and Repellent gives Page not found.

Jamie H

Saturday 19th of September 2020

The recipe for each one is just below the picture. The link you've copied here is actually the link to the picture. I hope that helps! Reach out if you have any more questions.

Elaine W.

Tuesday 19th of May 2020

I tried your ant spray a couple of years ago. I had big ants in my bathroom. I don't know what they were looking for, but after a few sprays of your ant repellant, they were gone. And never came back. Now I have little sugar ants coming into my kitchen. I am back to get the ratio of lemon juice to water. I know the ants will be history! Thanks for a great, non toxic remedy.

Jamie H

Saturday 15th of August 2020

We love hearing that our recipes worked for people! Sorry for the late reply, but I hope you've gotten the ants eradicated!

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