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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.
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.
Looking for more natural pest control solutions? Check out the pesticide powder recipe using bay leaves, peppermint leaves, and diatomaceous earth!

To see more: http://it-takes-time.com/2014/07/all-natural-pest-control.html

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  • Dorothy
    Dorothy Canada
    on Jan 7, 2015


  • Sheila D
    Sheila D Crystal River, FL
    on Jan 7, 2015

    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!

  • Amy P
    Amy P Frontenac, KS
    on Aug 14, 2015

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

  • KW
    KW Pinson, AL
    on Aug 13, 2017

    You can use grits on ant beds and it will kill the ants.

  • Linda Bass
    Linda Bass Omaha, NE
    on Oct 22, 2017

    how about mice?

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