Homemade Ant Bait
Ants are especially bad this year in our region (Delaware) but I have been able to keep them at bay using this homemade bait for any of the little fellows who try to set up shop in my home. ANT BAIT: 1/2 cup sugar, 1 cup very warm water, 2 TBS Borax I have had fantastic results with this mixture, in these proportions, on a variety of ants. **Make sure to keep these baits far away from pets and curious toddlers as it can be harmful and toxic to both.** When not in use, I keep the bait mixture in my fridge in a glass container on the bottom shelf, marked “ANT BAIT” in bold letters. If you have trouble getting rid of the ants, you can try adding a bit more borax, but if you add too much the ants grow wise to your scheme and reject the bait. See photos below and my blog for more information!
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Fran1st on Sep 09, 2016I tried the vinegar solution but I still had ants - an army of them. I had the large black ants and they bite! I went to Home Depot and purchased Amdro ant traps. They have a liquid in them and are spill proof. You can get for indoor or outdoor. I put them out in my house and it was amazing - the ants clustered around the trap and then they left to go back to their "home". They were gone in 24 hours and I have not seen another one!!
Lou7333654 on Sep 10, 2016I had ants come in during the summer months. I live in the Persian gulf (really hot summers) I put talcum powder near the entry points. No ants!
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