Products sold to kill and prevent ants in your home are full of chemicals that may be harmful to you, your family and your pets. Home remedies for ant problems are available that keep ants away while keeping your family safe. One home remedy involves using orange peels. Orange peels contain oils that act as insect repellents, and they can kill ants, as well as prevent ant infestations.
Place orange peels from one orange in a blender with one cup of water. You can increase the amount of solution you make depending on the severity of the ant problem. Add one cup of water for every orange's worth of peels you add to the blender.
Puree the orange peels and water until they are mixed together into a solution.
Pour the solution into any anthills around your home to kill the ants.
Dump the solution in a spray container and spray any problem areas within your home to kill the ants. The solution also acts as a repellent and will keep ants from wanting to enter your home.
Spray the solution around the outside of base of your house to keep ants from entering.