Borax, not Borat

When the strawberry orgy was mid-flight, we were not the only ones enjoying it. That’s right, hundreds of ants decided that they, too, were worthy of the sweet goodness of the strawberry. And they figured they might as well walk right into our kitchen.

Many families would run right out and buy some ant traps, or call in the exterminator. In fact, I had some ant traps in my hand at Target, but we decided to trust the “internet” on this one.

Jonathan Hatch provided the recipe, and I have to say, it’s worked for us!

  • 1 cup hot tap water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of Borax

Mix it up, soak some cotton balls in it, and throw the balls wherever you see the ant trails. They eat up the sugar, get a load of the Borax, and take it back home with them. Success (so far).

How great is that? A detergent as a pesticide…

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