As the warmer weather approaches, you may start to notice more and more ants coming in. You can deter them easily with these DIY repellents.

Ant repellent powder

Ingredients:

6 tbsp borax (available throughout NZ)
6 tbsp dried peppermint leaves
6 tbsp cayenne powder
Method:

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Mix the three ingredients together and sprinkle around areas where ants are coming into your home.

Ant repellent oil

Ingredients:

Cotton balls
Cintronella essential oil
Peppermint essential oil
Spearmint essential oil
Method:

Put a few drops of one of the oils onto cotton balls, and place them where you've seen ants entering your house. Add a few more drops to the cotton balls every 2-3 days.