My wife has a thing with ants, she is always on the lookout for them in the house. With the baby we are both concerned with pesticides in the home so when I first learned that ants detest the smell of cinnamon we tried it out.
Soon after we saw that cinnamon repelled ants, I saw a video from fatbeemen where he described how to use cinnamon to control ants in his hives. I jumped on the idea of putting cinnamon in your beehive for ant control.
I hate having ants in my hive, and I cannot use pesticides in my hive I sprinkled some very liberally in my hives.
Especially in the top where I feed them, and it worked really well.
If you have hives try this out and let me know your experience.
I have also heard several people say they use sweet and low as an ant repellent – however Scopes says this is false (if you believe scopes). One of these days I am going to try it.
This did work in my hives, and my wife says to keep using cinnamon to control ants. She swears by it in her kitchen. I can’t say much about the kitchen aspect of cinnamon controlling ants, as I kept sweeping it up every-time my wife left the area.