How Does Cinnamon Repel Ants?

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Cinnamon, or any strong spice, can help repel ants if it is used in large quantities in the area where the ants are gathering. Deal with the root problem of ants in a house by keeping the area clean using advice from a sustainable gardener in this free... View Video Transcript

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Yolanda Vanveen

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Hi, this is Yolanda Vanveen, and in this segment we're going to talk about, how does cinnamon repel ants? Well cinnamon is a spice as we all know, and most spices if they're used in a mass quantities are going to repel anybody. Even if you put a lot of cinnamon on a piece of toast and try to eat it, you're not going to be able to, because cinnamon is a really strong spice. But it's also good to use to repel any type of bugs that are coming into your house. But you've got to remember, my theory is, the bugs were here before us and they're going to be here after us. But cinnamon is a great way to stop the ants from coming over a certain area. So if you find that there's a trail, or they're hanging on your deck all the time, then just sprinkle your deck with some cinnamon, or make a line, just make a line out of it. Salt the say works, curry powder works, cayenne pepper works, anything really spicy, there's something the ants won't cross. So you just sprinkle a line around your house, or around your deck, or just by the doorway, and ants won't cross it. Of course if it rains or it's windy, they'll fly away. You've still got to deal with the issue of why they're coming in the house. So if you stop the water, you stop the sugar and you stop the access, and you clean up after yourself every time you eat, then you shouldn't have the problems with ants ever again.