Monday, April 4, 2011

Death To Ants

Over the past couple of years we have been fighting an on going battle with sugar ants. I have finally found something that works to kill them without having to resort to chemical sprays. Here is the recipe:

Natural Ant Poison
1 tsp. molasses
1 tsp. borax
2 TBS. water

Mix all together in a small jar.

When you see ants, pour a small puddle of this on the floor. For some reason they like it better when it's on the floor as opposed to in a dish. I didn't want to pour it on my hardwood floors so I poured it onto clean can lids.

But on linoleum I just pour it right onto the floor. Once you pour it, don't be alarmed if ants appear from everywhere. You want this. They will greedily gobble up the poisoned treat and soon die. But not before carrying some of it back to the nest to share with the queen (at least we hope that's what happens). Here is what your floor will look like after 2 days.

Those are little dead ant carcasses. The molasses concoction will harden after 2 days, so you'll need to mop it up and perhaps reapply. Be sure to keep your kids and pets out of it. Don't want to be poisoning them now, do we?

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