Can I use brown sugar in the Borax Ant Killer solution?

by Debbie

I only have brown sugar on hand and Stevia. Can I sub one of these for confectioners sugar to get rid of ants?

  4 answers
  • Jean dudley Jean dudley on Jun 28, 2015
    Black pepper does the job! Sprinkle behind stove, everywhere, I haven't had ants in months, they hate the smell.
  • B. Enne B. Enne on Jun 29, 2015
    The brown sugar would probably be better. I have had carpenter ants every spring and summer for years. There are many tree stumps in the area and homemade wood mulch (untreated) . This year instead of baiting them, I used vinegar bottle lemon juice and dish soap, when I saw one (scouts) and cleaned up my kitchen counter with this solution. I didn't have any for 2 months. I saw 1 the other day in my basement, and it looked like another scout. We have had a ton of rain, and usually they come in droves...touch wood it seems to be repelling them. I always check outside to see if there are any holes anywhere...I used some mortar caulk between some bricks. I did ''spray''/apply food grade diatomaceous earth in the kitchen outlets, and in crevices (I normally did this anyway). It dehydrates their exoskeletons,
    • Debbie Debbie on Jun 29, 2015
      @B. Enne Thank you! I used the brown sugar with the borax. There was a regular ant party in here last night but this morning no sign ... yet. With any luck they took it all home to share and that will be the end of that. Leaving it out on the counter though just in case.
  • Maddie Maddie on May 10, 2017

    What's the recipie with the cotton balls to kill ants?? Maddie