When ants show up in your home, often your first reaction may be to grab the phone and call the exterminator. (Or, perhaps that is your second reaction, as your first reaction may be to want to squish them all.) But wait!
Before you do that, save yourself some time and trouble, and the chemicals by trying a simple, three ingredient solution for getting rid of ants in your home.
This ant control solution requires hot water, borax, sugar, honey, and a spray bottle. First, boil up some water. In a cup combine 6 teaspoons of sugar with 6-8 teaspoons of Borax. Pour in some boiling water and stir until it is completely dissolved. Then add some honey to the cup, and more hot water if you need to, and stir it all together. Once it has cooled, pour the mixture into the spray bottle and go find some ants to get rid of.
Only use this spray outside the house, it is safe to use on plants as well. Spray the mix on and around ant trails and focus on cracks and places where they may be entering the house. Allow the solution to pool in high problem ant traffic areas and spray around the foundation. Do NOT let pets or animals near it because they can get very sick if they lick or ingest it. You can take a small plastic bottle cap or similar object and pour some of the solution into it, then place it somewhere that animals can’t reach. To be extra safe, block access to the mixture even further, by placing a pot or cover over it.
The ants will be attracted to the sugar and honey, and then they will tell their fellow ants about it and lead them to the sugar source. Once they ingest it, the borax builds up a gas inside of them which causes their death. It’s a great way to get rid of carpenter ants that may be causing a lot of damage to the house, deck areas, and stored lumber or wood piles. The comments in the video say that it works well and since it can be made for around fifty cents, you may as well try it!
We are going to save us a lot of time and money my friends!
This amazing tip will make my summer ant - free, hopefully!
Sources: Sun Gazing, gregthegardener
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