How do I get rid of ants that are on my cactus?

Amy French
by Amy French
  4 answers
  • Jan Clark Jan Clark on Jul 18, 2019

    Hi, Amy. The type of ant you've got and the type of cactus (indoor or out side) makes a little difference - but this is a general ant killer. Depending on how much you need, mix 1 part sugar to 2 parts Boric Acid powder. Pour in small amounts of water to make a paste. Drop blobs of paste on a surface (cardboard from a cereal box works well) or you can just plop it without a base - right on the ant trail. The ants will eat the bait and die. Another Hometalk favorite is 2 cups Vinegar, 2 cups Water, 3 tbs. Blue Dawn and 3 tbs. table salt. It all gets mixed in a spray bottle and sprayed on the ants. Make sure you shake the mixture well each time you spray. It won't hurt the cactus unless you totally drench it.

  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Jul 18, 2019

    Hi Amy,

    Here's an article that can help. Basically you wash them off then then you put a circle of borax based ant traps around them. Take a few minutes to read this article to see if there is anything else there that will help you. Wishing you the best.

  • Jane Jane on Jul 26, 2019

    use a mixture of borax, something sweet such as sugar, syrup, or honey with a little water and put it in a small container such as a bottle cap or jar lid. make sure it is not accessible to pets or children.