DIY: Homemade Ant Killer
Ants are tiny; ants are cute but dangerous. Especially if you have kids at home, ants like red ants or carpenter ants might not merely bite them but also can easily enter inside through their ears or nose, and so with the adults. How would it feel if you find your much-cherished custard or bottle of honey is infested by a crowd of hungry ants, or you found a big anthill outdoors, made by fire ants inside your garden, where your pets play around?
Here we gather for you the best homemade ant killer recipes that you would ever found across the net.
Recipe 1: Homemade Ant Killer using Borax
Picture 1: Homemade Ant Killer using Borax
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(for indoor and outdoor ants)
- Sugar – 1 cup
- Water – ½ cup
- Borax – 1 tbsp
Just mix all the above ingredients together, and you are ready to take action! This should kill all types of ants, including fire ants, carpenter ants, red ants etc., inside and outside your home.
Recipe 2: Homemade Ant Killer using Vinegar Spray
Picture 2: Homemade Ant Killer using Vinegar Spray
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- Vinegar – 1 cup
- Water – 1 cup
- Spray Bottle – 1
Add the equal quantities of both vinegar and water in a spray bottle and mix well. Spray this lavishly directly on the line of ants. Ants can’t stand vinegar. This mixture is safe for your pets.
You can also add more vinegar and water, but the proportion should be 50/50.
Recipe 3: Homemade Natural Ant Killer
- Essential oil (choose anyone that is your favorite: Peppermint, Lavender, Eucalyptus, Tea Tree Oil, Witch Hazel Extract) – 1 tbsp
- Water – a few cups
- Spray Bottle
Mix the water and the oil in a spray bottle and mix thoroughly. Spray this on the ants and watch them suffer.
Recipe 4: Homemade Indoor Ant Killer Bait with Sugar
Picture 3: Homemade Indoor Ant Killer Bait with Sugar
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Molasses – 2 tbsp
Yeast – 1 tbsp
Sugar – 1 tbsp
Mix all the above ingredients together and then place the mounds on paper, plates or in perforated containers with cover.
If you see the ants carrying pieces of food to their home, do not kill them. Allow them to carry the poison to their nest to share with other ants.
Recipe 5: Homemade Indoor Ant Killer with Boric Acid
Picture 4: Homemade Indoor Ant Killer with Boric Acid
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- Boric Acid – 1 tbsp
- Sweet foodstuffs
Mix both the above and place it in platters and bowls in different corners of the house. Wait until the ants come over to feast upon this and die. Boric acid is completely natural, however, it should not be used where your children and pets play around.