How to get rid of ants in the garden without chemicals: 2 simple ways

Yulia LoseynkoLife
Ants don't like the beautiful aromas of coffee and cloves.

Beetles, ants, snails and other small creatures that live in summer greenery are certainly useful creatures from an ecological point of view. But not in the garden. There, they can cause significant damage to plants and spoil the harvest. That's why it's important to know how to get rid of insects in the beds.

At the same time, it is better to avoid toxic chemicals that can affect the quality of vegetables. Therefore, Express has collected some more environmentally friendly life hacks for summer residents. To do this, you will need products that can be purchased at any store. And even their leftovers.

Coffee grounds

Beetles and mosquitoes do not like the smell of coffee, so the coffee grounds left over from the drink can be poured around the perimeter of the house on the plot, as well as near the beds. It can also be burned - the smoke from the grounds will be a danger signal, and beetles, wasps, snails, fleas and mosquitoes will stay away from the place where the coffee remains were burned for at least some time.

However, when it comes to sprinkling coffee on beds, it is important to keep in mind that it makes the soil more acidic, which is not suitable for all plants. Therefore, such protection should be used sparingly in the garden.


Ants cannot stand the smell of this popular spice, so it can be sprinkled near ant hills to get rid of these insects. The aroma of cloves will make the queen ant move the whole family to another place where there are no such pungent smells. Cinnamon can work in a similar way. Also, a strip of one of these spices will become an insurmountable barrier to ants entering any room.

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL told how to scare away moles from the garden without unnecessary chemicals.

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