Got Ants? Surefire way to get rid of them!
Quite a number of years ago we had those big ugly black carpenter ants crawling all over the kitchen. Truth be told, I kind of freaked. I don’t like insects in my home. I’ll crawl all over the yard looking at and taking photos of insects, but in my home they are not wanted.
After seeing those big black carpenter ants, I knew they had to die!
Off to the hardware store I went to see what I could find to kill the ants. I came home with some disks that you put down in their path to kill them. They were supposed to take the bate home to kill their loved ones.
My carpenter ants ate the content of those disks, laughed, and continued to raid the house. Those disks that guaranteed to kill the ants, were an utter failure.
I re-grouped and decided I needed a new plan of attack, a world war three type of attack, something that would anielate them. I asked everyone what they did to kill their ants and one smart woman gave me a recipe that was equivelant to the world war three style of attack that I was planning on those ants.
I’m going to share the recipe that she gave me with you.
This recipe is deadly, but inexpensive. You will have to use extreme caution around your children and pets. Caution to also not get any on your skin.
Do not get this ant killer on you, your children, or your pets. When you put it out for the ants enjoyment, please use extreme caution!
The recipe that I am about to share with you contains boric acid, so it’s highly effective and deadly.
Boric acid powder can be purchased straight off the shelf in some states, but others you can only purchase it at your local pharmacy from the pharmacist. Here’s a link if you want to save the hassle and just buy it online. Purchase Boric Acid Here.
Here is the ingredient list and the items needed to mix this deadly ant concoction.
- Powdered Boric Acid
- Cotton Balls
- Lids, such as peanut butter lids, from your recycling bin
- Plastic Spoon
- An old fast food cup from the recycling bin
- 2 cups water
- 4 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons boric acid
Get water warm enough to melt the sugar in, but you don’t need to boil it. Mix water and sugar together. Pour into the disposable plastic fast food cup and mix with the plastic spoon.
Once the sugar has dissolved, mix in the boric acid. After the boric acid is mixed in, toss in the cotton balls.
Place the wet cotton balls on the old recycled lids, and place in areas where you see ants, being VERY CAREFUL not to spill this on you or place it where a pet or child will get a hold of it.
Toss the plastic cup and spoon that you used to mix the recipe so that no one accidentally uses them.
Once the ants have reached the bait; DO NOT KILL THE ANTS! Let the ants carry the food to their nest. It is very hard to watch ants continue to crawl all over and swarm the bait traps, but it’s essential for getting rid of the entire colony. Within 1-2 days you should see your ant problem disappear.
CAUTION: boric acid is toxic, be sure to store in a safe place away from children and pets.
I have used this recipe on the big black carpenter ants, medium sized black ants, small brown ants, and those little tiny grease ants that love peanut butter; they all succumbed to the ant poison and my ant problem disappeared in two days.
Do not kill the ants once they have found the bait you set out for them, let them carry it back to the nest to share with thier pesky family.
Also, another word of caution about the ant killer, it is highly toxic, keep it out of reach of children and pets.
Give this recipe a try and let me know how it did for you.
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