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DIY Ant Trap and Pesticide Powder

Now that I understand the potential for harsh chemicals to do harm to myself and my family, I continue to seek out natural alternatives when it comes to pest control.This DIY ant trap works every time!
Mix 1 Tlbs. sugar with 1 Tbls hot water and add 1/2 tsp of borax. Saturate a cotton ball with the mixture and place in ant infested area. I use a mason jar lid.
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At first the ants gravitate to the cotton, making the situation appear worse than it really is. They eat the poisonous borax and before you know it, your foe has been vanquished.
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Looking for more natural pest control solutions? Check out the pesticide powder recipe using bay leaves, peppermint leaves, and diatomaceous earth!
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To see more: http://it-takes-time.com/2014/07/all-natural-pest-control.html

Got a question about this project?

  • Sheila Conlon
    Sheila Conlon Orange City, FL

    You can sprinkle the Borax on carpets when vacuuming to help get rid of fleas.

  • Ruth  Nederlk
    Ruth Nederlk Webster, NY

    Good for many things

  • Dorothy
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  • Sheila D
    Sheila D Crystal River, FL

    GET RID OF THE SOURCE OF THE BED BUGS!! It is very expensive and difficult to kill bed bugs. Check internet-professionals must use extreme heat plus other "stuff" to kill them!

    • Rosscena Grider Holzschuher
      Rosscena Grider... Rockaway Beach, MO

      I used 7 dust it got rid of them 6 months now.Got them in a apartment th.

  • Amy P
    Amy P Frontenac, KS

    We have been using this for years (each summer) :)

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