Control Ants with Borax
Hi and welcome once again to Greg the gardener. Does this look familiar ants coming inside your house or accumulating in massive groups outside your doorways? Maybe there’s, just lines and lines of them all over the place.
They just seem to be everywhere and every time you step outside, you seem to walk back inside covered in ants. You’ve called a pest controller, but they’re, going to charge you hundreds of dollars to come out and spray them.
Let me show you a way to get rid of these household pests that will take you about five minutes and cost you about fifty cents and all using the household stain remover and disinfectant borax. So what we’ll need for this recipe is some hot water, some borax, some honey or sugar, a cup to mix it in and something to spray it on.
I’m just recycling, an old laundry container, firstly put on your kettle and ball up some water now just got a teaspoon here. So I’m. Just going to add six teaspoons of sugar, then going to add six to eight teaspoons of borax, and then I just add the boiling water you want to get it all dissolved.
Otherwise, you won’t, be able to spray it through this nozzle. I must container here I’m, also going to add some honey. Why not now? The reason I add the sugar and honey is because the ants won’t just eat the borax.
They need a reason to eat it, but they love sugar and they love honey. So you need that to attract the ants and the beauty about this borax as well, is that it dissolves completely in water and, as you can see, that is completely dissolved.
Now it’s time to let this cool for a minute before we add it into the spray pack. Ok, then, once this is cooled, you can pour it into your container. Put the lid back on oops, better wash off that sticky spillage.
Now all you have to do is spray. Your borax mix on the entrails and the ants will eat it up and die. How does the borax kill the ants? Well, I believe they digest it and it builds up a gas inside them and they explode, but I don’t really care how it kills them as long as it does so normally.
What I would do is just spray that around here as much as you want it’s more over. Here I mean these. Things are just everywhere now in a position like this. I would normally spray on top here, so it leaves like a pool of the mix and the ads will find that and will really just come and drink it all up.
I even sprayed on my plants as well – I mean they’re just everywhere these ants and they really are annoying. As you can see. This is where I sprayed some earlier, and the ants are already all over lapping it up now any ant that eats this and digests it will die.
Hopefully, it will take it back to their nest to feed the other ants and it will kill those ones as well. Here’s, where I sprayed some before as well. The ants really do just love this stuff now for ants that are inside the house.
You don & # 39. T want to be spraying this in here, because they will just attract more ads inside so find where they’re coming in and just spray. Some on the outside. This borax mix can make animals pets sick.
So you don’t want them to start licking it. So what I would normally do is I’ve got this like beer cap off a beer bottle. I’ll. Just fill that up like that, make a reservoir of the borax mix and say put a pot right in front of it and maybe a rock or a brick on top of it to stop any animals getting to it.
But the ants will find that and they will go berserk for it. Well, I hope that borax, honey and sugar tip was helpful. Do give it a try, because it really does work and will save you many many dollars thanks for watching and happy gardening, he’s, Greg the gardener.
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