‘Gets rid of them!’ Cleaning enthusiasts share peppermint hack for ousting ants from homes

“Peppermint oil sorted it for me. I wiped a bit on the floor near the door.”

Peppermint Essential Oil Pure and Natural is available for £1.97 on Amazon.

Miaroma Peppermint Pure Essential Oil is £5 from Holland & Barrett.

Tisserand Peppermint Organic Essential Oil costs £3.50 from Waitrose.

Other suggestions from Mrs Hinch included using orange peel, lemons, corn meal and talcum powder.

Joanne Marie Coleman said: “Leave orange peel on the floor and next to the hole they’re getting into they absolutely hate the smell and they will soon stop coming in.”

Sue Bevan replied: “They hate lemon juice, try bottled juice or lemon washing up liquid diluted in water and use a spray bottle.”

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