© Melissa Breyer A mixture of leftover citrus rinds and vinegar is an easy, food-safe way to cut ants off at the pass. First things first: I secretly love ants. I love all living things (well, except mosquitoes. And lately, some humans) – so if you are looking for a homemade formula to zap these cute little social creatures into oblivion, that’s not where we are going here. However, if you are looking for a gentle way to thwart their entry into your home, then you’ve come to the right place. You really have to hand it to the ants. Somehow, against all odds, they find their way in. I live on the 4th floor of a building in Brooklyn, and even though my kitchen is crumb-free and (almost) spotless, every year I see a trial of them lining up to barge in. Four floors seems like a pretty long way to go for not much in return – they are persevering and tireless, that’s for sure. So I have written about my ants before, and explained what I have long thought of as the perfect solution for keeping them out of the house. (Because as fascinating as I […]

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