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The Unique Oil That'll Keep Common Household Pests Far Away
There are many methods homeowners use to deal with frustrating ant infestations, and an increasing number of people are turning to neem oil as a reliable and
effective solution.
Derived from seeds of the neem tree, neem oil has been used in traditional medicine and agriculture for centuries. Its versatility extends from skincare remedies to pest control.
Azadirachtin, an active compound in neem oil, has potent insecticidal and repellent properties, making it a safe and eco-friendly alternative to conventional pesticides.
Neem oil works by disrupting the ants’ hormonal system, interfering with their ability to feed, breed, and communicate effectively, making them more vulnerable to external threats.
To create a neem oil ant spray, mix 4 teaspoons of neem oil and 2 teaspoons of liquid dish soap into a gallon of water, stirring thoroughly before transferring into a spray bottle.
Spray on ant mounds, along ant trails, at entry points, and other areas. Alternatively, soak cotton balls in a diluted oil solution and place them in areas prone to ant activity.