10 Easy Tips to Terminate Indoor Insect Invasions

Protect Your Sweet Staples

It's okay for you to indulge your sweet tooth, but you don't want ants to do the same -- especially not in your supply of sugary treats!

Some folks have had success at repelling red ants by placing sprigs of fresh, aromatic garden sage in the cabinet or pantry where they store sugar, honey, molasses and other sweet staples that ants may find attractive. Dried sage leaves may also work. Simply wrap some of the dried herb in small pieces of cheesecloth or muslin, use twist ties to secure the bundles and place these sage sachets on the shelves in your pantry or cabinet.