Using lemon juice, cinnamon or a solution of borax and sugar in water is recommended as a home remedy for ant control, according to the Mother Nature Network. Natural pest control methods to cope with the intruding ants are the best option.
Spray lemon juice around the area where the ants enter the house to confuse their sense of tracking. Cinnamon keeps out ants. In addition, it imparts a pleasant aroma in a home. Dip a Q-tip in cinnamon and draw a line, and the ants do not cross it.
A mixture of borax and sugar in water kills ants. The worker ants take it back to the nest, and the queen ant is eliminated.