I am so excited to share a homemade ant killer that actually works! I don’t know about you, but I hate using those liquid ant baits about as much as I hate the ants I am trying to get rid of. However, I really thought that was the only option that would truly work.
I decided to put them out when we went on vacation. I just knew they would be gone when we returned and I could just throw them away. BA BAM! No more ants. Well, it didn’t quite work that way. While the ant bait had captured an enormous amount of ants, (ewww!) they were still in full force. I couldn’t do anything about it right then, so I commenced to unpacking.
My two-year-old was left to explore his home that he hadn’t seen for a week and discovered, what else, the liquid ant bait! I saw him just in time to watch him dump it out completely on the living room rug. He wasn’t harmed except for maybe his hearing when I let out my shrill “Stop! you could die and something of mine is about to be ruined” scream… and there is still a stain.
I had pinned a homemade ant killer several months earlier and decided to try it as a last resort. I really wasn’t that hopeful, but kept thinking of the alternative. Believe it or not, it actually worked!
If you are squeamish when it comes to ants, you need to be warned. The ants will come out in full force. You will be tempted to start squashing them. Don’t! The ants need to take the liquid back to their nest and share it with their little ant friends. You will never eliminate the source of the problem if they don’t.
Ready for the recipe? Here it is!
Homemade Ant Killer
1 cup warm water
1/2 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons Borax
Heat ingredients on the stove and stir until the sugar dissolves. Allow to cool. Soak up with a cotton ball until saturated and place where needed.
I store my homemade ant killer in a Mason jar.
Let me know if it works for you too!