‘They’ve never come back’: Mrs Hinch fans share 29p hack to get rid of ants in homes


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The most common ant in the UK is the black ant, which tend to invade homes and get into food items. With warmer weather on its way and ant colonies looking for somewhere to nest, it is important to keep ants away from your property. To help, fans of cleaning influencer Mrs Hinch have taken to dedicated cleaning Facebook pages to share their top tips on how to get rid of ants.

Posting on Mrs Hinch Cleaning Tips Facebook page, one woman asked for advice on how to get rid of ants in her kitchen and points of entry around the home.

Pauline Wainwright wrote: “How can I get rid of ants coming in the back doorstep and in kitchen cupboards?”

Ants can be a nuisance in the home, especially around food and drink in the kitchen.

They are known to enter people’s homes in search of food and water during warm spells, and the kitchen is the most attractive place for them to go. 

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Linda Stevens commented: “I use white vinegar and water. Let it stand for two weeks. 

“Best ant killer going and all natural. If you don’t have the vinegar, orange peel and water works but you have to spray a few times.”

Raymond Ali suggested: “A good solution of half water and half vinegar sprayed onto surfaces and wiped dry should work. After about a month you should see a big difference.”

Yvonne Mathers advised: “Wash with vinegar, might smell for a couple of days but there’ll be no sight of ants after a week and will keep the away for good.”

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It can be picked up for as little as 29p in supermarkets such as Asda and Tesco.

Sarah Fishburne, director of trend and design at Home Depot said: “Straight white vinegar makes a great ant spray.

“You can saturate ant trails to kill on contact, or spray counters and other areas and either wipe up after a few minutes or allow the treatment to dry in place. 

“The acid in vinegar kills ants and disrupts their scent trails, making it harder for more ants to follow the path.”



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