Tuesday, May 9, 2017

THE ANTS GO MARCHING ONE BY ONE (PESKY PESTS HOUSEHOLD SPRAY)

*This was originally published last March (2016) but it has been one of my most requested posts, so here it is again!  And just in time, because the ants are once again taking over my bathroom.  I believe it's because of all the rain that we are experiencing here in Central Illinois.  EVERYONE is battling them around here. UGH!

Did you ever sing that song growing up, "The Ants go marching one by one, hurrah, hurrah?"  Well, I have been singing this lately....as I count the teeny, tiny buggers crawling on my wall.  Where are they coming from, I do not know. 

But, I do know this....they are driving me crazy!!

This morning, as I saw them crawling on my bathroom wall, I frantically reached for my essential oil books, flipped one open, and found this recipe in. Essential Living. Thank You, Andrea Butje!!  This is a great recipe!!

I mixed it up, sprayed my walls, baseboards, counter tops, every other surface that I could spray and left the room.  Every so often today I would go back in and spray again (if I saw more). By nighttime, now, the ant activity is almost gone.  I will use this every day until all ant activity has ceased. 

*And, on a positive note, my bathroom smells Great!! *  :)

ESSENTIAL OIL HOUSEHOLD INSECT SPRAY
The original recipe didn't call for castile soap, but now I add  1/2 tsp.  The soap acts as the emulsifier.  

























The ants go marching one by one, hurrah, hurrah!
The ants go marching two by two, hurrah, hurrah!
I spray my spray along the wall and then I watch them as they fall,
and they all go running, down, to the ground, and where they go, I do not know.  

LOL!!!  






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1 comment:

  1. I might seriously try this. The ants are horrid out here!!

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