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EarthKind® Stay Away® Ants

Botanical ant repellent made with oils of lemongrass, peppermint and thyme. Guaranteed to keep ants out!

EarthKind is guided by a simple idea: “preserve the good, prevent the rest.” We believe business has a larger role to play than delivering products or profits. Companies should take the lead to protect the health of humans, animals and the environment to create opportunities where they don’t exist today. Thank you for seeking out our products that preserve nature’s delicate ecosystem.

Stay Away® Ants

  • Made with essential oils of lemongrass, peppermint, and thyme.
  • No harmful chemicals, non-toxic, safe for children and pets, when used as directed.
  • Takes the stress and mess out of pest control.
  • Effective for 30+ days.
How many do I need?
Not available for shipping to New Mexico

Know the enemy

Ants aren’t necessarily our enemy, they have an important role to play in nature. That is part of the reason we don’t want to kill them with toxic chemicals. However, when ants make their way into people’s homes, it can feel like a battle.

While the only ant in North America that stings people is the fire ant, ants do invade and infest areas where food or moisture is present in overwhelming numbers. Knowing what attracts ants will make it easier to deter them.

  • Any type of food including starches, sweets, fats, meat and pet food.
  • Any water source such dish water left in sinks, leaking pipes, or pet water that is constantly available.
  • Honeydew, a sweet liquid produced by aphids and scale insects which feed on trees, shrubs, and other plants.
  • Living or dead insects.

Ants are usually seen travelling in large numbers, single file, so it is easy to follow that line and find their nest. Indoors, ants may nest in walls, behind a baseboard or under the house. Often ant trails enter through a crack but the nest may be some distance away. Some ants may also nest in decayed or rotting wood in the house.

Choosing to get rid of ants naturally will not only protect your home and family from this pesky pest, but also from the harmful chemicals typically associated with pest control. You can feel confident that you are doing what is best for your family and the environment, and that you will be free from ants.

How it works

Ants are very particular about the foods they collect and carry back to their colonies. EarthKind Stay Away® Ants pouches, placed where food particles are present, keeps them out of the treated area by emitting a scent pleasant to people, but offensive to super-sensitive ants.


Why it Works

Our proven blend of lemongrass, peppermint, and thyme targets ants’ olfactory receptors and causes them to find treated areas as unpalatable. Foraging ants will not want to bring food from treated areas back to their colony, or lead their colony to treated areas because the scent is offensive to them. 

How to use

Following these tips will enable you to prevent pest problems before they begin and get rid of ants while knowing that you are not endangering your family or the environment.

Clean up

Keep kitchen and pantry areas clean; wipe off counters and tables, sweep, and store food in sealed containers. Don’t allow moisture to accumulate, remember to always drain the sink promptly, and fix any leaky plumbing.

Seal up

Watch ant activity to see where they are coming from and seal any openings with caulk to prevent their entry.

Pouch up

Use EarthKind Stay Away® Ants pouches wherever ant activity has been seen. One pouch should suffice in small areas such as pantries or cupboards; more may be necessary in larger areas or in places with high rates of air exchange. Replace pouches every 30 days or when the scent is no longer noticeable.

Where to use

Anywhere ants go to find food: pantries, cupboards, kitchens, basements, or places you would like to prevent them from entering.

How to use EarthKind Stay Away® Ants Pest Repellent

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What is EarthKind Stay Away®?

EarthKind Stay Away® is a product created by a sustainably-minded team:

  • Grown on family farms and made of essential oils and plant fiber ingredients.
  • Designed by inventive artists, scientists, and engineers who care about the earth.
  • Made (by us) in the USA, providing handicapped individuals with meaningful employment.

How does it work?

It Prevents:

  • EarthKind Stay Away®‘s patented pouch design delivers a long-lasting, slow release of proven essential oils, quickly repelling pests from treated areas, and reliably preventing re-infestation for up to three months.
  • Simply place EarthKind Stay Away® pouches in any indoor/enclosed areas for household pest infestations.

Why Choose EarthKind Stay Away®?

It Preserves:

  • EarthKind Stay Away® preserves health and happiness by guaranteeing safety for humans, pets, and the earth.
  • 5 Star Overall Customer Satisfaction Rating.
  • People’s Choice Award Winner.