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By dimalexa
Series: Still Life
An orange with cloves nailed to it, is an effective ecological ant repellent, especially for the workbench of the kitchen, where it is unthinkable to use a chemical insecticide. Every May there is a problem with ants, so my mother makes a few of these "constructions", In addition, she boils orange juice and peels and with this liquid she sprays the surfaces where ants can gather.
I saw it yesterday in her kitchen and a portrait was unavoidable...
Greece, Athens, Chalandri - 12/05/2020

[File: EOS 5D Mark II_04191_B]

Tags: Still life Orange cooking carnations ant repellent

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debu 10 India
13 May 2020 3:18AM
Beautiful image.

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Grand capture well done dimalexa.
Daisymaye Plus
11 23 17 Canada
13 May 2020 3:41AM
Are cooking carnations, cloves? It seems a good idea. It makes a great image too.
GeorgeP Plus
13 59 25 United States
13 May 2020 4:15AM
My first thought was "corona virus" . Great shot.
bliba Plus
14 2 Austria
13 May 2020 5:57AM
reminds me of christmas WinkWinkWink
Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
13 May 2020 6:36AM
Great idea !! It may act as an ant repellent but it must be a lovely home perfume and aroma...
I like the smell of orange peel and the cloves sure add to it... Isabel GrinGrin
capto Plus
8 6.3k 20 United Kingdom
13 May 2020 7:16AM
A fine image and a tip worth trying.Smile
13 May 2020 8:46AM
Will have to try this SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile,
13 May 2020 9:19AM
An interesting image, Dimitris and I will certainly be trying this at home. Thank you.

Alfie_P Plus
13 383 2 United Kingdom
13 May 2020 11:14AM
Fascinating image and reason for it, I will also be trying this at home.
Irishkate Plus
9 42 118 United Kingdom
13 May 2020 11:58AM
A good decoration too if you're having a picnic.
Cloves are good to chew if you have toothache too.
Love cloves in apple pies too.
13 May 2020 1:23PM
Great image
Mollycat Plus
6 21 2 United Kingdom
13 May 2020 2:23PM
Obviously effective Dimitris, that would give off a pleasant aroma as well.
taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
13 May 2020 3:08PM
A great idea and a very beautiful decoration as well!
JuBarney Plus
9 33 4 United Kingdom
13 May 2020 5:05PM
A terrific shot and interesting information
13 May 2020 11:49PM
A great image, Dimitris. I did not know about that. we have a period in the summer when we get ants....I will try it. At first, I thought is was a "model" of a Corona Virus.

14 May 2020 12:24AM
A lovely idea Dimitris..Lin
Ted447 Plus
7 216 1 United Kingdom
16 May 2020 9:10AM
Great image Dimitri. Ted.: DGrin

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