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I’ve started to notice ants in my kitchen. Are there any natural ways to get rid of them?
The ants are there because they’ve found sugary food sources. Getting rid of them is a two-step process. First, you must be vigilant about cleaning. Wipe every surface that may have food particles on it with a mixture of equal parts vinegar and water. Then put strips of double-sided tape along the baseboards to stop the ants in their tracks. You can also sprinkle coffee grounds or cayenne pepper on the countertops and windowsills. These substances cover up the scent of sugar and should send the ants packing.