Asked on Jul 18, 2019

How do I make a DIY recipe for killing ants?

Debbie/Dragonfly TreasureHolly Bertone | Pink FortitudePeggy Burnette


I do TVs see the recipe for ant killer. Borax, sugar and what are the measurements? Did I need to go to Pinterest to get it???

4 answers
  • Redcatcec
    on Jul 18, 2019

    Hi JoAnn,

    It is 50/50% Borax and sugar, expect an increase at first because they are coming out to feed.

  • Peggy Burnette
    on Jul 18, 2019

    Hi Joann, this is Peggy. Sorry you are dealing with pesky ants. Here is the recipe for the ant killer. I also spray around my home with home defense. I have had problems in the past but this year after spraying outside the home NO ANTS !!! Good luck.

  • Hi JoAnn - 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. It's even been featured on Hometalk! Hope this helps! Hugs, Holly

    PS - We have a FREE eBook with recipes for all of my homemade and all-natural cleaners. You can download it here -->

  • Debbie/Dragonfly Treasure
    on Jul 22, 2019

    I use packaged cornbread mix that says it is sweetened and put it where they are. They will take it to the mound, everyone will eat it and die, they can't digest the cornmeal, but will take it because it is sweetened. Little goes a long way.

    I read this from : Itsmemic

    Medicated powder from the Dollar Tree. It has eucalyptus in it...menthol...I puff it around my homes foundation..and inside under my birdcages in the cracks under moldings. Work immediately and they never come back. I do this at the first sign of one day..GONE. The powder is in a very large container and lasts quite awhile too !! And smells great !

    Not toxic to my birds OR dog

    What if you make a barrier around the house.

    I did some research, since we know what works for one person doesn't always work for another. I found this site and it's pretty informative. I know some tips you may not be able to use but there are some good ones also that will hopefully help.

    Ants are so weird. One time I found them inside the freezer in the garage!! What would possess them to go inside a freezer only to die? They must have sent signals back or something ~ there were no ant trails only a freezer full of dead ants. Hasn't happened since.

    Ant Spray -

    oatmeal and koolaid . cant digest the oatmeal. Good Luck ?!

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