Ant Away™ is safe to use near children, pets, and food preparation areas. It contains only essential oils and water. It's non-toxic and smells pleasantly spicy, from cinnamon and clove.
Simply mist where you see the ants travel--on countertops, windowsills, floors, and doorways. Spray Ant Away as often as you like. It may take 4-5 days for ants to give up and go elsewhere. Our only note of caution is to test our product for staining on absorbent surfaces.
Why does it work? Ants use scent to communicate, laying trails of pheromones to direct colony members to the food they've found. Ant Away masks their communication trails so they can't exchange information. It's like us trying to have a conversation at a Metallica concert.
Ant Away meets the requirements for minimum risk pesticides exempted from FIFRA regulations (Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act), under the United States Environmental Protection Agency. We're not happy Ant Away must be classified as a pesticide. "Cide" implies killing, and we're only sending them on their way.
In this NPR report, learn how one species of house ant, Tapinoma sessile, has been exploding in population.
"I am so glad I found your Ant Away. The stuff is AMAZING! We had ants in the kitchen. It's great to use the spray right on the countertops without concern of chemical contamination in food prep areas."
Theresa Barnard, Tulsa, OK
"Your spray really works, and the smell is delightful."
Sarah Katz, Brooklyn, NY
"Recently, we had our home inspected for termites. The inspector said, 'You don't have termites, but you do have ants. By the way, ants eat termite larvae.'
"Because we use Ant Away, we don't have ants in our kitchen anymore, and we're not worried about ants living around our house.
"We're happy that we can repel ants without killing them. If we used poison on the ants, soon we'd have to poison the termites. We'd end up poisoning ourselves and the environment."
Elaine Harner, Kirkwood, MO
"The ants were driving us crazy until we used your Ant Away. Now, we'll need a new obsession!"
Naomi Warren, Richmond, WA