You’re outside, enjoying your children and the weather. You’re thinking, “What could go wrong? This day is perfect.” And the next thing you know, your daughter is screaming because her feet are getting eaten up by ants.
Sometimes, when you’re preparing a delicious dinner, you see a hard-working line of ants crawling across your counter attacking a microscopic cookie crumb you didn’t realize was there or some leftover snack. And forget about getting rid of them. Once those misfits get a taste of food, they keep coming back for more. Even when you clean, even when you spray.
I have finally found the secret weapon. The spray-no-more, enjoy-every-second-of-every-day. And I want to share it with you!
This is a really good Ant Killer Recipe… the Borax & Sugar Ant Killer. This ant killer is a liquid, so after treating the ants, we don’t have to put on our gas masks and huddle in the closest to wait for the mist to clear. It’s inexpensive, costs about thirty cents to make and lasts for over a year.
**A side note to all Moms out there who have children young enough to pick up bird poop and eat it without question: Borax is a natural pesticide and is a salt of boric acid. It has a low toxicity if ingested, but let’s go ahead and say… don’t let your kids eat it. For more information about Borax, here is a great article.
Below is the basic recipe for the Borax Ant Killer.
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 ½ tbsp Borax (find in laundry aisle pretty much anywhere,)
- 2 cups water
- Empty jar with lid (I used an old peanut butter jar)
- Cotton balls
- Tin foil/ coke bottle lids, milk lids, yogurt lids
- Boil water, then pour in empty jar
- Add sugar and borax to hot water and stir until completely dissolved
- Soak cotton balls with mixture and place on a small tin foil piece or old drinking lid
- Place cotton ball wherever you have ants!
- 24 hours later, get your summer back, your car back, your kitchen back!… ant free. 🙂
Note: The first time I did this recipe I added extra sugar… but that was only because I added extra Borax. What can I say, I just wanted them outta here. Also, it looks like the ants will be uninterested in the cotton ball, and you may even think it isn’t working. But trust me, they’ll take the bait. I always put mine out in the evening or in the morning. 🙂
This stuff works! I was EXTREMELY skeptical, but even as the warm weather is returning and critters are waking from their winter sleep… I have still not had a single ant in my kitchen or in my car.