Natural Ant Killer

2015-05-14Blog, Resources

1) Gather some small plastic containers with lids. Poke 4-5 holes spaced evenly around the outside each container about an inch from the top. These holes should be about the size of a pencil to allow the ants to enter the container easily.
3) Mix Borax (found with laundry detergent) with granulated sugar in a 1:3 ratio. 1 cup of Borax with 3 cups of sugar makes about 6-8 traps.
4) Fill the plastic container about half full with the powder. You want the level to be about 1/2 an inch or so below the holes in the container.
5) Add enough water to make the mixture slightly soupy. The exact amount of water is not important. The mixture will become like syrup over time.
6) Add about 1 teaspoon of peanut butter to the mixture. Stir until well mixed. Place the lid on the container.
7) Set the traps in areas where you find ants. These can be used indoors or outdoors.
The bait works in two ways. First, it is toxic to ants that ingest it immediately. Second, most ants will naturally transport the bait back to the colony where other ants will ingest the bait and die. Most types of ants will respond to the bait. You will notice some dead ants in the vicinity of the bait within a couple of days.
CAUTION: Borax is toxic. Do not place the traps in areas where animals or children can accidentally open the lid and ingest the poison.