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Ant Invasion Around Trash Can And Doggie Bowls

Author: Julie H.
Date: 06-20-2015
Views: 6,372
Word Count: 146
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 10707-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 1

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I was dealing with an ant invasion around my trash can and around my dog's food bowl.

After reading several recipes my favorite one is:

* A teaspoon of sea salt to absorb 3 drops each of Peppermint, Lemon, Orange, and Grapefruit essential oils.

* Then I combined the oil and salt mixture with water to fill an 8 to10-ounce metal spray bottle.

Note: It is important to remember that citrus oils must be stored in metal or glass bottles, not plastic.

I sprayed the trash can and the floor around my dog's bowls with the mixture 3 to 4 times in one day. I have not seen another ant since!

I was relieved that I did not have to worry about my dog coming in contact with essential oils, as they are nontoxic. And of course I was excited that the oils solved my problem too.

I love therapeutic-grade essential oils!

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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: ants, bugs, formicidae, insect, insects.

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Supporting Scientific Study
bugs-/-insects,bug-repellent-/-deterrent - "Thujaplicin, a minor component of Aomori Hiba [Hinoki], showed rather strong antifungal activity against seven kinds of plant-pathogenic fungi.... Thujaplicin and hinokitiol (the major component of Aomori Hiba [Hinoki]) also showed clear antibacterial activity against Legionella pneumophila SG 1 and L. pneumophila SG 3 [Legionnaires disease, pneumonia].... This compound showed strong insecticidal activity against Reticulitermes speratus [termites], and it also had clear acaricidal [ticks, mites] activity against Dermatophagoides farinae [house dust mites].... [T]he strong cytotoxic effect of Thujaplicin on murine P388 lymphocytic leukemia cell line [CLL, chronic lymphocytic leukemia] should be emphasized...."Link

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