How To Get Rid Of Ants

Ant control can be a nuisance as once one ventures inside your home in search of food, and scores something yummy, he’ll send a message home to call in all the troops.

NEVER fear, as you can get ready for battle with these three ingredients:

  • Sugar
  • Water
  • Borax

Warning: Keep these traps away from kids or pets, as they are not safe to consume.

How to create a homemade ant trap:

  1. In a small bowl, mix together 3 tablespoons of sugar with 1 tablespoon of Borax. The Borax shouldn’t overpower as ants won’t take the bait.
  2. Separate the mixture into 2-3 small sealable containers.
  3. With a straw or teaspoon, take a few drops of water and drip into each container. You want to create a paste, so slowly add more liquid as needed. Stir together until it’s like the consistency of maple syrup.
  4. Seal the lids tightly, then pierce small holes in the lid and upper side, which are big enough for the ants to crawl into the container.
  5. Now that your traps are ready, place these in areas most affected by ant intrusion, such as behind the fridge or at the back of a drawer. Leave for a few days to attract the ants but don’t kill them, as you want to track the ant back to his colony. If you don’t see where the ant goes, spray a little vinegar on the next ant seen and watch it reverse back to the colony.

With these tips, you’ll have the ants marching one by one, right on out the door. Hoorah, hoorah!


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