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Homemade Ant Bait

Ants are especially bad this year in our region (Delaware) but I have been able to keep them at bay using this homemade bait for any of the little fellows who try to set up shop in my home.
ANT BAIT: 1/2 cup sugar, 1 cup very warm water, 2 TBS Borax
I have had fantastic results with this mixture, in these proportions, on a variety of ants. **Make sure to keep these baits far away from pets and curious toddlers as it can be harmful and toxic to both.** When not in use, I keep the bait mixture in my fridge in a glass container on the bottom shelf, marked “ANT BAIT” in bold letters. If you have trouble getting rid of the ants, you can try adding a bit more borax, but if you add too much the ants grow wise to your scheme and reject the bait. See photos below and my blog for more information!

To see more: http://cloverandthyme.com/2013/04/09/never-failed-me-yet-ant-bait/

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  • Mt
    on Jul 2, 2013

    Hi neighbor!! I'm in wilm too!

  • Laura
    Laura Forest City, PA
    on Jul 2, 2013

    trying this right now....we are being attacked!

  • Deanna G
    Deanna G Waterbury, VT
    on Jul 2, 2013

    I have used this for years..only never used the water and used confectionery sugar instead of granulated...works just the same...but love the idea of the cosmetic pad..will be trying this...

  • Marty Gavin
    Marty Gavin Moncks Corner, SC
    on Jul 2, 2013

    WINDEX, spray them with Windex and they will be gone after a coupla' apps.

  • Vicky
    Vicky Jackson, NJ
    on Jul 2, 2013

    I have used Orange Guard for years and have been very successful with it..It is safe to use around pets and children..I have sprayed it on wooden floors and it doesn't leave any stains or marks ..It has a great orange scent as well..It's also great with every unwanted guests that happen along...

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