Did you know ants don't like rosemary?


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Seriously, someone please give directions on how to use coconut oil to keep spiders away. If I have to coat every member of my family in it daily, I'll do it. The Rosemary is neat too. I'll try putting some in my pantry instead of ant baits.
 
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Good tip and thank you! We have ants in the summer and we have rosemary too. I love the smell of rosemary and I will definitely use it to keep the ants out of our home rather than buy the ant traps!
 
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I did not know that, this is a very helpful tip since we do have ants in and around the house in summer. We have some rosemary in the garden and I love rosemary in my cooking, but now I can also use it to keep ants out. Will definitely give this a try, and I love the smell of rosemary, so the house will smell great!
 
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Truly? That is so good to know. In the summer, where I live, those mean red biting ants come out and attack everything. They get in peoples homes and apartments. I will be trying this! A lot better than sprays and poisons in my opinion.
 
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This is very interesting! I do not know that ants don't like rosemary. I learned from my mother the use of salt to take away the ants in our house and we had proven it so many times. But anyway thank you for sharing this tip and I will surely try this one. :)
 
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I have one helluva ant problem in our apartment and I may just have to try if this will work. When we just moved in, I took some ants powder and sprinkled it in a corner where I think there was an ant's nest. To my surprise the next morning, the ants have begun to use the same powder as filler for a nest! I think this entire apartment block must be filled with ants for them to completely resist the powder. I hope this one works.
 
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I have grown a big rosemary herb outside my window. On many occasions ants have invaded my hamlet leaving me wondering how to repel them. I have discovered that paraffin works as well as burning newspapers over ant colonies. Rosemary is therefore another card down my sleeve. Other uses of rosemary include cooking it with rice as a condiment, rosemary tea and and as medicine to unblock nasal passages.
 
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Rosemary also repels mosquitos :)

That explains a lot of things to me. I went to visit a friend and she used to say that she had a lot of mosquitos. She lives near a lake. When we went, we noticed several rosemary plants around and hardly any mosquitos.
 
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I didn't know about rosemary, I use lemon juice which thy don't like. I wish I could buy a pair of anteaters and rent them out. They get fed and I get paid!

How do you use lemon juice? do you just spray over the plants? of often do you need to reapply?
 
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