Using vinegar as an ant repellent is an effective home remedy. However, it doesn’t completely eliminate ants. You may have to use a combination of other treatments to fully eliminate your ant problem.
In order to keep ants away from your house, you can spray a diluted solution of water and vinegar on the entrances to your home. The mixture will smell bad and will not last for long. You can also use vinegar to wipe down the surfaces of your house. You can also apply vinegar to plants in your yard to keep ants away.
Vinegar is a strong acid that ants hate. It can also break pheromones, which are the chemical signals ants use to communicate with each other. Ants leave a trail of these pheromones, which allows them to communicate with each other. Vinegar blocks the pheromones, thus preventing ants from entering your home.
Some ants enter your home to escape from hot weather and dry conditions. Others come in to protect themselves from flood conditions. Ants can also enter through cracks and windows in your home.
Some people mix vinegar with other pesticides, such as boric acid or hydrogen peroxide. These are safe to use around children and pets, but they are not a long-term solution. Using vinegar alone is also not a good solution.
You can also soak cotton balls in a mixture of water and vinegar. You can place the cotton balls in areas where ants tend to gather. You should replace the cotton balls every week.