Got an ant problem? No problem.
Prevent an army of ants from taking over your home this summer with these natural remedies.
Like humans, ants don’t like to walk through things, like puddles or dirt, if we don’t have to. Using chalk as a barrier can work wonders in keeping ants away.
Ants apparently don’t like strong smells, making vinegar and strong smelling herbs, like cinnamon, mint, black pepper and even garlic, a great option to repel the critters. Simply, leave them in a small bowl or dip a cotton bud in liquid versions.
Nothing ruins your dog’s dinner like a bowl full of ants.
As a clever imgur user pointed out, placing your pet’s bowl inside a larger bowl with water will keep pests at bay.
“Keep ants out of your dog’s food by putting the bowl into a larger bowl that has water in it," they wrote alongside an image of the hack.
This article originally appeared on Better Homes and Gardens.