1 cups of water with 1/2 cup of sugar and 4 tbsp borax or boric acid
or if you prefer a dry mixture:
Mix equals parts of borax and sugar
Next I went to the grocery store and bought some Borax. Take 2 table spoons of borax, 2 cups of sugar
and 1 cup of water. Place the mix in a pan and boil it for 3 minutes. It will reduce down and become clear and thick when
it cools, Looks just like Terro ant bait.
This recipe works because the ants will return with it to the nest and other ants will eat it and also
If the ants won't eat the borax with sugar, mix the borax with peanut butter. Some ants are prefer grease
Use talc as a barrier where ants enter. (Remember that baby powder may contain asbestos) If the talc
is made of cornstarch, it will not work.
Use peppermint oil, bay leaves, chil pepper or cinnamon where the ants enter. Ants don't like these and
it will keep them from entering.
Be sure all garbage cans are far away from the house.
If any limbs or branches are touching the house, trim the limbs. Ants can crawl to the house.
Mix this concoction and place outside where you can find the ants.
You need to kill the queen ant, because she will continue to lay eggs and hatch out new ants.
For Ants on the Lawn
3.5 ounces strawberry jam
1.5 tablespoons of canned cat food
1 tablespoon powdered boric acid
all well, and place in an area where you have seen the ants, OR outside
of your home. It will draw them to it, they will
take it back as a "treat"
for the queen, they will all gobble it up very quickly and within hours the
4. Stop ants from congregating and eliminate anthills by pouring in
white distilled vinegar.
Spray peppermint oil around the house (inside) for fleas.
entire colony will be dead!!
This actually works. Fill a zip lock bag ½ full of water and put in 5 pennies. Close the bag and hang up. They think it
has something to do with the light reflecting off of the pennies.
Make your own fly trap by using a tall glass drinking
glass. Fill the glass about 1/3 full with apple cider vinegar. Use plastic wrap and tightly put it around the top of the drinking
glass. Poke a few small holes in the wrap. The flies will smell the apple vinegar and think it is rotted fruit and climb into
Flies hate the smell of basil. Plant a few pots of basil and keep them where flies are a problem. To
keep them from coming indoors, place the pots at entryways.
Fill a glass about 3/4 full of
finger and add a squirt of dish soap. Now fill the rest of the glass full of water. The fruit flies will smell the vinegar
and fly in and be trapped.
It repels mosquitoes. Tie a sheet of Bounce through a belt loopwhen outdoors
during mosquito season.
To catch moths use a mixture of 2 parts white distilled vinegar and 1
part molasses. Place mixture in tin can and hang in a tree.
Kill slugs by spraying them with a mixture of 1 part water and 1 part
white distilled vinegar.