The 8 Smells That Ants Absolutely Hate

Ants are effectively repelled by vinegar's aroma. The stench of vinegar not only puts them off, but it also takes away their scent trails.


Consider planting thyme in your garden if ants are an issue. This herb works well as an ant deterrent and may be found in a lot of delectable recipes.


It's true that this one seems a little strange, but it works. Using pavement chalk, draw strong lines in the vicinity of known ant entry locations into your home.


Another insect repellent that works on a variety of bugs is citrus peel. It can repel not just ants but also flies, ticks, mosquitoes, and more.

Citrus Peel

Peppermint oil works well at keeping ants away, but it also deters a variety of other common pests.

Peppermint Oil

Lavender is a beautiful addition to a flowerbed or garden, but its allure extends beyond appearance.


This essential oil destroys the chemical sensors of ants. They become disoriented and find it challenging to locate food as a result.

Lemongrass Essential Oil

In addition to being beautiful flowers, chrysanthemums effectively ward off a variety of insects.