Suffering from an ant problem in your garden? This homemade ant killer is as effective as it is 100% safe and natural! No need for chemicals or expensive treatments – this homemade ant killer recipe is super cheap and it actually works!

Kill the ants once and for all using borax and sugar! Yep, you heard right – a simple combination of borax, sugar, and water will exterminate ants and other small insects that may have taken up residence in or around your home. Ant colonies will completely disappear after just one application. But how exactly does this borax ant killer work?

It’s pretty simple actually? The mixture is borax and sugar, and so naturally, ants are attracted to the sugar. Worker ants will quickly find the sugary substance and carry it back to the rest of the colony. The ant queen will then ingest the sweet (but poisonous) mixture and she will die, as will the rest of the colony.

This is an easy and inexpensive way to control ants and also prevent them from popping up in your home. This DIY ant killer will also work on bigger ants, such as carpenter ants.

Homemade Ant Killer

borax and sugar

You’ll Need:

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp Borax


Mix the borax, sugar, and water together until well dissolved.

Using the Homemade Ant Killer:

borax ant killer

There are 3 different ways you can apply this DIY ant killer:

Method 1: Cotton Balls

Soak cotton balls into the Borax mixture until well soaked and place the cotton balls where the ant trails may be. This can be in your home, around your garden, or literally anywhere you have ants! Be sure to place the soaked cotton balls at any entry points where ants may try to come in.

Method 2: Spray

Pour the Borax mixture into a spray bottle and spray onto the ant paths. This will prevent ants from ever coming back, and if they ingest the mixture, they will die. This method is safe for pets and children as well, so no need to worry about harmful chemicals.

Method 3:

Pour the mixture into different corners of your home or your garden (especially around where you think they ants may come from). The ants will ingest the mixture because of the sugar and carry it back to their colony, which will kill them.

This Borax mixture is 100% safe for kids, pets, and plants!

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Homemade Ant Killer