How to get rid of ants around your house with cucumbers.

There is nothing worse than ants crawling over all your benches or around clean surfaces, so how do we get rid of them? Ants hate cucumbers therefore by leaving the skin of a cucumber near the ant hole the smell confuses the ants and detracts them from returning. Here is a step by step method to fix your ant problem.

Step 1.

Slice the skin off the cucumber, as this is the fruit's most bitter part.

Step 2.

Locate the entrance area used by the ants, such as a hole in your wall, and notice the path taken by the ants from the entrance point to other areas, such as a work bench or counter.

Step 3.

Eliminate any visible ants using a vacuum cleaner or damp paper towel. Discard the paper towel into the toilet when finished.

Step 4.

Wipe the inside portion of the cucumber skin over any areas previously covered by the ants.

Step 5.

Place the cucumber skin at the entrance of the hole. The smell of the cucumber confuses the ants and keeps them from returning to that particular area.