How do I make an ant killer?


Do you have a recipe for ant control, including borax, sugar, and water?

  7 answers
  • Sre10085819 Sre10085819 on Apr 07, 2019
    1. Mix 1/2 C sugar, 1 1/2 Tbsp Borax, and 1.5 C warm water.
    2. Soak cotton balls in the mixture, and put them out near the mess of ants.
    3. The sugar attracts the ants, and they’ll take the Borax with it back to their home.

  • Deb K Deb K on Apr 07, 2019

    Hi Candace, this is one recipe

    Borax will kill odorous house ants, and powdered sugar will attract them. ... Try this instead: mix one cup warm water with ½ cup sugar and 3 tablespoons borax. Soak it up with cotton balls and place them in shallow dishes near ant trails.) Resist the urge to kill all the ants you see.

  • Shore grandmom Shore grandmom on Apr 07, 2019

    I saved this article in case I have a problem with ants, very interesting and totally safe!

  • Diatomaceous earth is all natural and pet safe or Terro liquid bait traps work near instantly.

  • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Apr 07, 2019

    Borax is toxic/poisonous so protect kids and pets from sweet solution or if you put any grains with the borax. mix the Borax with a little cornmeal,or buy Amdro Ant bait samething just commercially made . Only a fraction of ants (older workers) leave the colony to forage for food. These forager ants carry food back to the colony and feed it to other workers, larvae, and the queen(s).Larvae, on the other hand, can process solid foods into liquid form, and the queen feeds on that liquid. nest gone. If the ones outside nest eat sweet liquid solution they will die before they get to nest to kill queen. you need a bait they will carry back to nest and destroy it. Ants share food by a process called "tropholaxis", where they regurgitate food to feed another. Interestingly, adult ants cannot digest solid food. They only transport it to the ant larvae in the colony, which digest it and regurgitate part of it to feed adult ants.

  • Hi Candace - Those little buggers are relentless, aren't they?!? This is the most effective method and all-natural spray DIY that we use with ants. It's best indoors, but will also work outside with more frequent applications. Hope this helps! Hugs, Holly