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DIY Ant Trap and Pesticide Powder

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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

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  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Jul 9, 2014

    Great info!

  • Cindy Dupont
    Cindy Dupont Effingham, SC
    on Jul 9, 2014

    I find that the powdered sugar,baking soda and water paste works much better,even on fire ants

    • Bernice Semanco Baker
      Bernice Semanco Baker Clarion, PA
      on Jul 9, 2014

      @Laura Jansen Langreder 5 Tbsp of baking soda5 Tbsp of powdered sugar3 Tbsp of water.

  • Ellen Louise Ma
    Ellen Louise Ma Fort Smith, AR
    on Jul 9, 2014

    We have fire ants so we will try this. Thanks for the posting.

  • Enednyg
    Enednyg
    on Jul 9, 2014

    This seems like a good idea. That said, I was just wondering if this affects the birds that eat the dead ants? Is it deadly to them as well?

  • Patricia Johnson
    Patricia Johnson West Jordan, UT
    on Jul 9, 2014

    I use 5T.baking soda, 5T. powdered sugar-- blend together with a whisk really well & sprinkle wherever you see ants-- works really well!

    • Patricia Johnson
      Patricia Johnson West Jordan, UT
      on Jul 10, 2014

      @Tricia Putnam Hmm-- I haven't had any problems with it... I sprinkled it around in April first part of May & have had no ants... for me, they are gone.

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