When it comes to your home, you always want to keep it as clean and well-maintained as possible. Thus, when you find pests such as ants in your home, you are none to pleased with the discovery. You want to get rid of the ants as quickly and efficiently as possible. However, you also worry about using poisons or other potentially dangerous methods to get rid of the ants in your home, and prefer using natural ant control methods. Luckily, there are several natural ways that you can rid yourself of your pesky ant problem without putting yourself or your family at risk. So, learn these methods and get started right away. 

Use Cinnamon

Cinnamon is a natural insect repellent that most people already have in their home anyway. In order to use this common kitchen spice effectively as an ant control method, you need to identify the points of entry for your ants. 

If, for example, you have only seen the ants in your kitchen, you will want to concentrate your efforts on doors, windows, or any possible holes along your baseboards. Sprinkle cinnamon across all of these points of entry to prevent ants from crossing the line. 

If you do not want powdered cinnamon sprinkled all over your home, you can also purchase cinnamon essential oil and use that instead. It has the same repellent effect. 

Draw Lines In Chalk

Another easy method to keep ants out of your home is to use basic chalk. You can purchase the chalk in the standard powder form, or in liquid for for ease of use.

Just like with the cinnamon, you will want to make a line along windows, doors, and any other possible entry points. The ants will not cross the chalk line that you have drawn. 

Give Them Cornmeal

If you don't want to just keep the ants out of your home, but also rid yourself of them permanently, you can use cornmeal to do the job. First, you will want to try to find where the anthill or nest is located.

If you can find it, sprinkle the cornmeal on and around the hill. The ants will carry the cornmeal into their home, and eat it. Because their bodies cannot handle cornmeal, this will kill the ant colony off quickly and effectively. 

You will also want to place cornmeal in areas where the ants enter your home to forage. That way you ensure that if there is another anthill you do not know about, that all of the ants are getting the cornmeal. 

By using these natural ant control methods, you will be able to rid your home of ants quickly and effectively without introducing any poisons or chemicals into your home. So get started right away, and you will see results in no time. If it turns out that the infestation is more than you can handle, contact a company like High Country Pest Control.