It's time for the bugs to invade my home again. Every summer we have a battle royale with ants, spiders and pill bugs.
Yesterday I was reorganizing my pantry and discovered a bunch of ants. It appears that a package of bisquic apparently broke open and attracted them. Thankfully it wasn't much that was spilled and while it wasn't a bunch it wasn't as many as it could be.
So, my question...
I need a natural bug repellant that will keep out the ants and the spiders. Something pet safe, kids safe and food safe since I need to keep them out of my pantry. I would love something that works on both the ants and the spiders (and if it works on pill bugs too, bonus!) but if I have to try to things, that's fine as long as they don't interfere with each other.
I have heard that if you put grits down where ants are known to be it will kill the colony, but I don't know where the colony is...or rather, they are all over our yard. I have also heard that sprinkling cinnamon around the baseboards will keep the ants out, would that work on spiders too? Other suggestions?