- Spread some ground cinnamon where you think the ants are coming in to the house.
- Basil repels flies and mosquitoes. To deter ants, use catnip. Sprinkle it in their paths.
- Make a mixture of 2/3 cup water, 1/3 cup white vinegar, and 2-3 Tablespoons dish soap. Spray where the ants are marching.