Getting rid of ants can be agony.
Biological warfare doesn’t always work either – at least not short of putting your own health (as well as your pets’) in danger.
But here’s what insect repellent producers don’t want you to know:
When it comes to ants, putting up with them or buying high-priced, dangerous chemicals that cause rashes, nausea and headaches aren’t your only two choices.
There’s a third. And it’s hiding in your pantry.
While the awesomeness of cinnamon is more or less assumed to humans, ants are quite a bit more disorganized by it.
The root of their misunderstanding lies in the way cinnamon affects their primary means of communication – pheromone trails.
Ants rely on their sense of smell to help guide one another to various spots through the use of distinctive-smelling, elaborate tracks.
But wait, you might be saying. I’ve never noticed a specific smell coming from ants, and I’ve got a ton of them in my home!