If you found this page, you must be battling an invasion of ants somewhere in your home, likely your kitchen. Good news, you landed in the right spot because I am going to share how to make the easiest and effective DIY Ant Bait.
Ants. They are the worst, right up there with gnats.
Let’s make ant bait
I’m actually not sure which are more annoying.. ants or gnats?
Luckily, there is a great chance you have all you need in your home right this minute that will make you a successful batch of ant bait.
I know you just want the ants to go away ASAP, so I promise not to talk your ear off today… let’s get right to it…
Here is your list of necessary items:
- 1 cup of warm*** Water
- 1/3 cup of Sugar
- 1 TBSP Borax
- Cotton Balls
Borax has many different household uses, but I use it the mostly for making ant bait..
Mix the ingredients above together in a bowl. Make sure to use hot water as this will encourage the sugar to dissolve into it. Then, simply drop the cotton balls into the mixture and let them soak up the liquid solution. Once the cotton balls are drenched, you can place these around the location where the ants seem to be populating. The sugar in the cotton balls will attract the ants.
Please note, when these cotton balls dry, they tend to stick to the countertop like glue, so I recommend placing them on top of a flat piece of foil, so it’ll make for quick and easy cleanup.
IMPORTANT: Be sure to keep this solution and the cotton balls away from children and pets. Borax can be toxic, so make sure to clean up your mess, wash your hands and place the cotton balls in a place where children and pets will not be able to touch them.
***The above DIY Ant Bait recipe makes a lot, so feel free to cut in half***
Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. This means, if you purchase something from a link I provided, I will receive a small commission. This is at no extra cost to you! Thank you for your support!