Now is the time you may be noticing ‘uninvited’ 6-legged guests in your kitchen, bathrooms or other areas.  Most solutions to an ant invasion involve very toxic chemicals.  Try the tip below if you are overrun by those pesky critters.

Non-Toxic Ant Remedy

Ingredients

  • 1 – 72 ounce box of instant grits per acre
  • Really, that is all that is needed to eliminate or control an ant problem. It does not kill on contact or instantly like the traditional ant killers, because grits are not toxic or poisonous. Usually within the first twenty-four hours a noticeable difference can be seen and approaching forty-eight hours the ant colony should be completely destroyed.

Directions

  • First, walk the lawn or area where you are having an ant problem and flag every ant dirt mound that are found using either flags, paint or sticks.
  • Then, pour generous portion of instant grits around each ant dirt mound and do not disturb the area.
  • It is that simple. Do not dampen or wet the instant grits before or after the application. Use this technique only on clear sunny days, because it is very important to keep the instant grits dry before and after use or application.

The Reason It Works – Ant Expansion The ants die from the inside out, because the grit when eaten mixes with the ant’s digestive juices and expands inside the ant’s stomach that eventually kills the ant.

Wasps and Hornets

These are scary to children and adults! You can save money and prevent you and your family from being exposed to harmful chemical pesticides by making up your own non-toxic wasp spray.

Things You’ll Need

  • 20 oz. spray bottle 
  • Measuring spoons 
  • Dish detergent 
  • Mint essential oil 
  • Water

Instructions

  1. Remove the spray top from the bottle and add 5 tbsp. liquid dish detergent to the spray bottle.
  2. Measure and add 1 tsp. mint essential oil to the spray bottle.
  3. Fill the spray bottle to the 20 oz. mark with water.
  4. Replace the spray lid and shake the bottle gently to combine all the ingredients.
  5. Spray the homemade insecticide directly onto individual wasps (as well as bees, hornets and yellow jackets) to kill or discourage the wasps from lingering around your living space.
  6. This spray may also be used on the wasps’ nests, however, spray the nests only at night when the wasps are inactive and less likely to attack.

NOTE: Always use caution when approaching wasps and hornets.