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Ants can be a big nuisance even though they are minute creatures. You might want to keep them out of your home. Although they look harmless, a colony can cause a lot of damage. Here are some measures to get rid of ants in your home

Ants in the home

1. Clean your kitchen worktop and sweep up the floor

Wipe your worktop and sweep up any crumb on the floor in the kitchen and dining. Ants are always on the search for food. Make sure they find none in your home.

2. Take out your garbage daily

Another place where ants can find food in your home is in the garbage. Taking out your garbage daily or frequently will help keep those hungry ants away.

3. Maintain a clean sink

Your sink is another area ants love to comb. Why? Because they always find food there. Don't leave dirty plates in your kitchen for long or else you'll always attract ants to your home.

4. Keep your food out of their reach

Put your perishable food in the refrigerator. Food and fruits that are sugary will always attract ants, store them properly. Plastic bags and airtight containers can help here. For instance, instead of leaving your chips on the worktop, seal it and put it somewhere safe from ants.

5. Chalk

This is a home remedy that works well. Chalk which contains calcium carbonate helps to keep ants away. Spray some powdered chalk on their entry points or draw a line across the entrance to keep them at bay
For some unclear reasons, ants will avoid those areas.

6. Lemons

Lemon is a natural deterrent you can use to get rid of ants.

Citrus contain d-limonene, which is toxic to ants. It also masks their scent trails. Their scent trail is what enables them to know the location of food.

Squeeze a lemon in the entry points of ants or place a lemon peel there. Ants do not like the smell of lemon juice. Another option is to mop your floors with water that has a little lemon juice added to it.

7. Orange peels

Orange peels work just as lemons do. Obviously, ants don't like its peels. Put orange peels in hot water for some minutes then sprinkle it around entry points of ants. You should wipe it afterwards and be sure of keeping ants away.

8. Pepper

Ants do not like pepper, so we can use this as a leverage against them. Sprinkle some pepper at the areas where ants enter your house. Ants will stay away. Black pepper works perfectly.

9. Salt

This is a very cheap way of getting rid of ants. Dissolve a large amount of salt in hot water and spray around their entry points then watch them disappear.

10. Vinegar

Ants do not like the smell of white vinegar and that's why we'll utilize it in keeping them away. Mix equal amounts of water and white vinegar. Store this mixture in a bottle and sprinkle it everyday at the points where ants enter. Vinegar may not kill them but it will keep them away from your home.

11. Cinnamon

Cinnamon is a good control option and natural repellent for ants as they cannot stand its strong smell. Just sprinkle some powder where they enter and watch them leave your home.

12. Peppermint

Peppermint is an insect repellent which can help you get rid of ants. Aside from keeping ants away, it has a strong fragrant that freshens up your home.

How To Easily Get Rid Of Ants In Your Home

One of the reasons we love the Android OS is because of the variety of apps we can install on our phone. With Google Play, the number of applications we can download is almost endless. But how do you feel when you download an app, and it's freezing or crashing frequently? Bad, right?

Unfortunately, apps stopped working

So how do you fix it? Keep on reading to find out!

1. Restart your android device

This should be the fix method you should try. When you restart your device, the app processes running in the background will close. That way, you get to free up clogged memory. After restarting, if the app keeps crashing or freezing, move to other methods.

2. Update your apps

It is possible that your apps are crashing because of a software glitch. Developers always try to remove the software glitches their users complain of from subsequent updates. You see why it's essential to update your apps? Now open Play store and update that app.

3. Clear data and cache

Cache piles up for the apps we use most frequently. Due to this, such app may run slowly or crash often. This is common with popular apps like Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp, Telegram ,Viber etc.

Here is how to clear your cache
  • Go to Settings
  • Tap on Apps (App Manager, Manage apps, depending on the Android device)
  • Find the app that keeps crashing or freezing and tap on it
  • Next, tap Clear cache
  • Tap Force stop
  • Go back to the Home screen and relaunch the app.
If this doesn't work, clear the data instead of the cache. If you clear your data, all your preferences, settings will be lost.

4. Free up space

If apps do not work properly, it could be as a result of inadequate space on the device. Try freeing up some space to let the apps run properly. Delete files that are no longer useful and uninstall apps that you no longer use. Another simple way to free space is to use CCleaner app. It's available on Play store for download.

5. Reinstall the app

Sometimes uninstalling an app then installing it again is all you need to fix freezing and crashing issues.

Which of these methods worked for you? Let us know in the comments box.

How To Fix Freezing And Crashing Apps On Android

Human species have evolved and are now avid texters. With the price of smartphones crashing down everyday, almost everyone owns one today. We use our smartphones to entertain ourselves or connect with friends, co-workers and family. And one of the most common medium is through texting.

Young people texting

Here in this post, I have compiled the most popular texting abbreviations in the world of texting used by both teens and adults. Read on to find out what people mean with the abbreviations in their messages.






Be Right Back/Be back later


By The Way


Bye For Now


Best Friends Forever


For What It’s Worth




In My Humble Opinion




Laughing My Ass Off


Oh My God


Off Topic


Point Of View




Sent With A Kiss


Tender Loving Care


Talk To You Later


What The F***


Let me know


Just kidding


Oh my God


Pissing myself laughing


What’s up?


Thanks in advance




Why should I care




Where are you?


Work of Art


Trust me


Rolling on Floor laughing


Thank god it’s Friday.


Business As usual.



Lol is the most common texting abbreviation today, you go on social media right now... You'll definitely see some 'lol'. In fact, I've spoken to some people who say lol in verbal conversation and I mean it literally.
Lol stands for 'Laughing Out Loud' and it was added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2011 due to its popularity.


You don't actually need to use all these abbreviations in your texts. It might make you look dumb, lazy and unintelligible. But it's totally cool to use some!

What's your favorite text abbreviation, lemme know via comments.

Top Most Popular Texting Abbreviations In The World

Africa is the second largest and second most populous continent with a population of over one billion. Over 2500 languages are spoken in Africa with Nigeria alone having more than 250 languages.

Nigerian women

Here is a list of the top most spoken languages in Africa.

1. English

There are over 700 million English speakers in Africa. Most countries that were former British colonies have adopted English to be their official language. It is well spoken in Nigeria, Botswana, Cameroon, Rwanda, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Tanzania, Uganda, Ghana and South Africa.

2. Arabic

More than 171 million people in Africa speak Arabic. It is the most widespread official language in the continent and the second most spoken language only behind English.

It is the official language of Algeria, Mauritania, Libya, Tunisia, Egypt, Morocco, Eritrea, Somalia, Chad, Sudan, Djibouti and the Western Sahara.

3. French

Just like English, French is widely spoken in the world and Africa is not an exception. The countries colonised by France speak this language. The countries where French is spoken include Gabon, Mauritius, Cote d’Ivoire, Senegal, Sao Tome & Principe, Tunisia, Guinea, Seychelles, Democratic Republic of Congo and Equatorial Guinea.

There are about 120 million French speakers in Africa.

4. Swahili

About 10% of the African population speak Swahili. It is the most spoken language in East Africa and is believed to have originated from Arabic.

This is the official language of Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. Swahili is also spoken in Mozambique, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

5. Hausa

This unique language spoken by about 50 million Africans has between 23 and 25 consonant phonemes.

It is spoken in Western, Northern and Central Africa. However, the main Hausa speaking areas are northern Nigeria and Niger.

6. Oromo

The Oromo tribe is the largest tribe in Ethiopia with a population of around 35 million. This language is also spoken in Eritrea, Somalia and Kenya.

7. Yoruba

This is one of the languages spoken by one of Nigeria's largest ethnic groups. The Yoruba people speak Yoruba. It is also the most spoken language other than English in West Africa. It has about 30 million speakers from Nigeria, Benin and Togo.

8. Amharic

Amharic is the second most spoken Semitic language after Arabic in the world. It is the official language of Ethiopia. Over 28 million Africans speak this language.

9. Igbo

Igbo is another language spoken by the Igbo  tribe of Nigeria. It is the 9th most spoken African language with about 24 million speakers from Nigeria, Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea.

10. Shona

Shina is the 10th most spoken language in Africa. It is the home language of Zimbabwe. About 14 million people speak Shona in Africa.

Top Most Spoken Languages In Africa

A phobia is an irrational or obsessive fear about something real or imaginary. A person who suffers from a phobia often finds it unbearable but others may find it hilarious, fascinating or bizarre.

Scared girl
Get ready to be entertained, terrified and amazed with today's listicle. So sit back, grab some popcorn and enjoy reading the top 10 common phobias that cause irrational fear in people.

10. Trypophobia

Trypophobia is the irrational and extreme fear of holes. 'Normal' people see this fear as irrational but this is not so for Trypophobe. The mere sight of holes will cause panic in them. Trypophobes tend to  avoid things like corals, sponges, honeycombs and things that have holes in them as they find them disgusting and gross.

9. Aerophobia

This is the strange fear of traveling in a airplane. Aerophobia affects roughly 6.5% of the world's population. The common symptoms associated with this fear is trembling, disorientation and rapid heartbeats.

Airplane nervous

Aerophobia affects the personal and professional life of its sufferers as air travel is extremely difficult for them. Just thinking about flying in a plane would send shock waves down their spine.

8. Mysophobia

This is another strange fear that has made it to the list of common phobias in the world. Mysophobia also known as germophobia is the extreme fear of germs and dirt. It causes people to engage in extreme cleanliness, compulsory washing of the hands and excessive bathing.

Isolation is the main symptom of this phobia. This phobia can also cause sufferers to avoid physical contact like hugging or shaking of hands simply because they are afraid of contamination or infection. Another telltale sign is preoccupation with disease outbreaks. Michael Jackson is believed to have suffered from this phobia.

7. Claustrophobia

Claustrophobia is the fear of small or restricted places. This phobia usually restricts mobility as sufferers avoid enclosed spaces like elevators or a crowded train. 5 to 7% of the world suffer from claustrophobia.

6. Astraphobia

A thunderstorm
Also known as Brontophobia, is the unreasonable fear of thunder and lightning. Thunderstorms happen in many parts of the world and to a astraphobic person, it is overly scary. Most of the sufferers of this are children but astraphobia can persist well into adulthood. But they are actually not alone, wild animals also have an extreme fear of thunder and lightning.

5. Cynophobia

The extreme fear of dogs otherwise known as cynophobia is one of the most common animal phobias in the world. It is often caused by unpleasant or traumatic experiences such as being bitten by a dog during childhood. While you find dogs adorable, cynophobes do think otherwise. Over 70% of cynophobes are women although men also suffer from it.

Cynophobia is not just the fear of dogs, it's a so unreasonable fear that could make a person unable to walk down a street that they know a dog lives on.

4. Acrophobia

This is the irrational fear of heights or the fear of falling even when he's not really that high up. People who suffer from this phobia may go great lengths to avoid high places like towers, bridges, hills and tall buildings.

Fear of heights

They usually feel dizzy and nauseated everytime they think of a trip that involves a height. If they eventually go up that height, the fear could interfere with their ability to descend on their own.

It's so irrational that the phobics may catch a fright by just looking down the window of their third floor hotel room! (that's if they were unlucky to get one).

3. Necrophobia

Necrophobia is the extreme fear of death and anything related to it. Necrophobics are uneasy if they have to attend a funeral or see a coffin and may try to avoid it.
The mere thought of death is able to destabilize them.

2. Ophidiophobia

Ophidiophobia is the fear of snakes. It is the second most common animal phobia. It affects over 30% of the human population and it is attributed to evolutionary causes, personal experiences, or cultural influences. Anyway, the fear of snakes is essential for survival as many snakes are venomous and can kill.

However, it may interest you to know that in a study of 35 snake-fearful participants, researchers found that only 3 of these individuals had ever been bitten by a snake. In fact, the majority of the participants had little or no direct experiences with snakes in any capacity.

1. Arachnophobia

Arachnophobia is the extreme fear of spiders and other arachnids (like scorpions).
Many humans all around the world suffer from Arachnophobia but it is more prevalent in the United States. About 30% of the sufferers of Arachnophobia live in the US alone. This phobia is related to Ophidiophobia in some ways. It is also borne out of the natural human response to survive.

Arachnophobics go great lengths to ensure their homes are free from spiders. Also, this phobia is common in women than men.

A spider

So why are so many people terrified of arachnids? According to Very Mind, while there are an estimated 35,000 different spider species, only around a dozen pose any type of real threat to humans. One of the most common explanations for this and similar animal phobias is that such creatures once posed a considerable threat to our ancestors who lacked the medical know-how and technological tools to address injuries from animals and insects. As a result, evolution contributed to a predisposition to fear these creatures.

What do you fear? Share your phobias with other visitors here and read about their stories or phobias.

Top Ten Most Common Phobias In The World

Are you thinking of getting a new phone or you just got one recently? A quality phone is quite expensive and you definitely want it to last long.

Caring for your smartphone

There are some things you should do to make your phone last longer and to look good at the same time. Read on to learn how to care for your phone.

1. Keep it dry

A very quick way to ruin your phone is to allow liquids pour on it. Water is the major culprit here. Keep your phone away from the rain and be extremely careful when using it near open water like pools, ponds, streams or toilets.

2. Don't drop your phone

Another common cause of phone damage is dropping it. Hold your phone firmly to prevent it from dropping.
Also, put your phone securely in your pocket while not using it and avoid leaving your phone on table edges or where it can easily drop to the floor.

3. Keep your phone away from children

Children can be so careless in handling your phone so you should keep it away from them. They may end up breaking it, dropping it in water or even misplacing it.

4. Avoid extremes

Your phone will malfunction or get damaged if you use it in extreme temperatures. Don't leave your phone sitting in the car on a hot sunny day or leave it in a cold place like a refrigerator.

Read more: 11 Funny Things That Happen Only At Nigerian Weddings

5. Protect the screen

One of the most annoying and disappointing things is to get a scratch on the screen of a new phone. Well, you can protect it from a scratch or crack by investing in a good screen protector.

6. Invest in a case

A case will protect your phones from falls and scratches. It will also help in making your phone look new and might protect it from internal damage that results from falls. Another added advantage is that a case can make your phone look beautiful and unique.

7. Take your phone with you always if possible

Never let your phone out of your sight. Avoid lending people unless it's really necessary as accidents can happen. And if you're giving to someone, make sure he's responsible.

8. Protect it from theft

A damage is not the only thing that can take away your phone from you. Phones are valuable so they can be stolen by thieves. Keep this in mind and protect it.

8 Simple Ways To Care For Your Phone

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