Dealing with winged ants in or around your home’s exterior? Worried warmer weather will bring more of these pesky insects inside your home? While booking an appointment with a reliable pest control company is advisable if you have an ant infestation, there are easy ways you can prevent an infestation in the first place.

Check out the following five household items you can use as winged ant deterrents:


Winged ants do not like cinnamon. Placing cinnamon sticks near ant entryways will reduce ant infestations and keeps your home smelling nice. Or try using ground cinnamon as this article suggests.


Like cinnamon, the smell of mint is a turnoff for winged ants. Place mint plants on windowsills to keep pesky ants from working their way inside. Or mix water and peppermint essential oil combined in a spray bottle. Next spray on the base of doorway and windowsills where you think the ants may be entering your home.


The smell of vinegar will send winged ants scurrying. Spray walkways and exterior door frames with a light mist of vinegar and water to keep creepy crawly bugs at bay.

Dish Soap

Dish soap is another ant deterrent you can use if you don’t care for the smell of vinegar. Keep a saucer of dish soap on your counter to ensure winged ants don’t invade during warm summer months.


Ants can burrow into your home via the tiniest of crevices. Check around all windows and doors. Fill crevices with spray caulk to stop winged ants from finding entry points to your home.

The above tips can help you prevent an ant invasion the natural way. If you are still experiencing problems with winged ants, a qualified pest control technician is recommended. You can contact us at here or give us a call today.