How to Ant-Proof Your Kitchen With Lemons

Answer

Lemons

Cutting board!!-!!!!-!!!!-!!!!-!!!!-!! Knife

Pitcher

Water

Can of spray paint

Kitchen strainer (optional)

Ants are a typical home nuisance, particularly in kitchens since there is where food is kept and where there are often crumbs left behind. Ants are difficult to get rid of because of their tiny size; they can fit through even the tiniest of gaps, which is why they are so difficult to find. Although there are traps and chemicals available that may kill the vermin, it is important to note that these treatments are also harmful to both children and animals. Use lemons, an all-natural solution, as an alternative if you want to keep ants out of the kitchen.

Keep an eye on the ants to locate the entry point inside the home where they are coming from. Be vigilant since they might be approaching from a number of different directions.

  1. Cut each lemon in half lengthwise using a knife after placing it on a cutting board with four lemons.

  2. Fill a pitcher with 1/2 gallon of water. Squeeze as much juice from each lemon as you can into the pitcher.

  3. The liquid should be poured into a sizable spray bottle. Make sure the nozzle is set to provide a fine spray.

  4. Spread the lemon concoction over the kitchen’s various thresholds using a spray bottle. Spray the bottom of the door while it is closed, then open it and spray the threshold as well as the bottom of the door on the outside.

  5. Returning to the kitchen, spritz all of the window sills with a fine spray before proceeding. Also spray the inner and outer surfaces of the windows. If the window in the kitchen is low enough, you may spray the external base of the window while you are standing outside.

  6. Spray the lemon water into any cracks or crevices where ant activity has been noticed. Under a sink or anywhere else where pipes come from the wall are common places to look.

  7. After you have squeezed the lemons, slice them up. To further deter ants from entering the kitchen, position the slices on the ground just outside the door. In addition to that, you might put lemon slices on the window sill of the kitchen.

  8. Squeezing the lemons over a little strainer in the kitchen will gather the seeds and stop them from going into the pitcher when you squeeze the juice out of the lemons. If the seeds are allowed to linger in the water, the spray bottle may get clogged.

    Tip

    Squeezing the lemons over a small kitchen strainer will collect the seeds and prevent them from falling into the pitcher. Seeds can clog the spray bottle if they remain in the water.