10 Easy Tips to Terminate Indoor Insect Invasions

Spice Up an Ant's Life

If you discover that ants have invaded your home -- if you, say, left food out overnight and return to find a dotted black line leading from the plate to the wall -- you might just have to spice up an ant's life to convince it to leave.

Try sprinkling ground cinnamon in the areas where you see the ants, especially along baseboards and into any cracks and crevices that may be serving as their entry points, highways or home bases. The smell will deter them from following that path again, and you'll be dotted-line free.