Natural Ways to Get Rid of Sugar Ants

natural ways to get rid of sugar ants

Are you wondering if there are any natural ways to get rid of sugar ants this summer? Don’t want to resort to toxic pest control products to wipe out these annoying critters?

You can easily get rid of sugar ants by making your own nontoxic ant bait that will lure them through their big weakness…the taste of sweets.

Here are 2 powerful, effective bait recipes that will attract ants and send them to their doom without posing a threat to your family’s or pet’s health.

The following natural bait recipes are excerpted from an article I wrote for last week.

How to Get Rid of Sugar Ants Naturally

1. Homemade Ant Bait – General Purpose

What you need:

1 part Borax
3 parts powdered sugar
several plastic bottle caps

Do this:

Mix Borax and powdered sugar until stiff and creamy. Divide mixture into as many bottle caps as you need. Place them near any suspected entry points. If you have already seen a trail of ants anywhere in your home, place loaded bottle caps directly in the sugar ant’s path. Make it as easy as possible for them to find your ticking time bomb!

2. Homemade Ant Bait – Children & Pet Safe 

If you have pets or kids around that you’re worried might get into the loaded bottle caps, use this alternative bait that is just as effective, but easier to keep out of reach.

What you need:

1 cup warm water
3 tablespoons Borax
1/2 cup sugar
cotton balls

Do this:

Mix well. Soak several cotton balls as needed and place in shallow dishes. You can also cut out square pieces of plastic from milk jugs and use these as low profile holders. Ants can more easily access the cotton balls. Place these baits near ant trails or in places you suspect they may be entering.

This stuff really works, is safe and cheapHope it’s helpful. Just proves the fact that you don’t need toxic pest control methods to get rid of little ole sugar ants!

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