Natural Ant Prevention: Green Gardening

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Mint not only smells great and adds zing to your tea or other beverages; the plants can be used as a natural pest deterrent.

The mint plant “specifically spearmint” is a natural ant repellent and will drive the pests away and keep them from returning. If you have an ant problem in your home, first find out where they are entering. Then try placing a spearmint plant or two in that area. Tip: spearmint is invasive; rather than planting it in the ground, either plant it in a decorative planter, or first plant it in large basket or other container with sufficient drainage, then plant it in the ground deep enough to hide the container.