Does Febreze Really Kill Ants?

Febreze is a household name for a reason — it gets rid of odors like no other product can. There’s one other thing that it does — it kill ants. It turns out that exterminators have confirmed that Febreze immediately kills ants upon contact. All you need to do is spray it directly on them and they will eventually die. That’s because Febreze contains ingredients that are toxic to ants. Each ingredient performs in a different way, though all are deadly to ants. The chemicals in Febreze are absorbed by the ant’s outer skeleton, eventually leading to their death by suffocation. The alcohol in Febreze dries out the ant’s exoskeleton, causing the fragile creatures to dehydrate and die. The smell of Febreze confuses ants and makes it difficult for them to find their way back to their nest. Ants will travel far from the nest in search of food, but without their pheromone trail to guide them, they’re lost because Febreze ruins that trail. So, with a little bit of effort, you can keep your home insect-free and smelling great, all at the same time.