There are ways that you can repel ants the natural way. If you think it is not yet time to contact a pest control specialist, then you can consider removing them on your own. Simple methods of removing them will just need a couple of regular household items. The great thing about this method is that it is environmentally friendly.
Citrus. With the use of orange peels mixed with water, spray the solution outside of your home to prevent ants from coming in. You can also use orange peels and place them around the patio to deter from getting in.
Red peppers. While there are readily available red pepper sprays in hardware stores and garden stores, you can create your own red pepper extracts as they are more natural. You can also purchase a more natural alternative organic sprays and powders that are available at garden centres.
If you want to create your own red chili pepper spray, just chopped ½ cup red chili peppers and 2 cups water in a blender. Strain the process chili after then place the pepper liquid into a spray bottle. You can also add a tbsp. of liquid dish soap to help the spray stick to the plants.
Garlic. Garlic has been used in homes to deter pests for many years now. With the use of 1 tablespoon dish soap, 1 head of garlic, 2 cups water and 2 tablespoons oil make them as a puree mixture. Once done allow it to sit overnight and strain the mixture. Place the mixture into a spray bottle and use the ingredient to get rid of pests.
So if you are looking for chemical-free ways to keep pesky ants away then you should try these natural ant deterrents. Then again when getting rid of ants get tough, you may want to use a pest control service to keep ants out of the way.