I don’t know about you but I would much rather use natural products in and around my home. I do not favor tons of chemicals around the house. I have pets in my home and don’t want to use things that can hurt them in any way. I often take recipes and alter them to fit my desired uses. Sometimes it is through trial and error and other times I alter them from pure knowledge. I often use this recipe throughout the spring and summer months. It is truly a working formula for ant control and elimination. It works on those pesky little black ants as well as the famous fire ants that we have here in the south. If you are suffering with these ants, I encourage you to give this recipe a try.
1 Cup of Warm Water
½ Cup Sugar
2 Tablespoons Borax
Combine all ingredients in medium bowl and mix with spoon until completely dissolved.
Prior to bed, Soak cotton balls in solution
Place the cotton balls around all ant trails in and out of your home
Allow the cotton balls to work their magic while you sleep. I have no problem with putting these cotton balls around the outside of my home. I mean completely around my home. I find it especially useful to also put them on the outside window sills. It is always a good hint to say that if you see a crack, you should also see a cotton ball.
Surprisingly, Borax has many uses in and around the home. However, I could not believe how effective it is with ant control. It’s absolutely 100% natural. The best way (in my opinion) is to use Borax in the mix.
It is a bit of a pain to go back and collect all the cotton balls, but you will find it much easier to do if you are also putting out another batch for good measure.
I love this and I use it at first sight of ants. I like to repeat it every so often to ensure that new ones don’t stop by for an extended visit. It’s safe for my pets and family. It’s a must try for anyone dealing with the issue of ants. Happy Safe Hunting!!
One last helpful hint, Mix it with super-hot water and pour directly into any ant hills that you may find around your home.