It’s normal to feel annoyed when you notice that ants have invaded your kitchen. They come indoors in search of food and can destroy your pantry ingredients if you don’t stop their invasion quickly. But calling an exterminator can prove costly. Greg the Gardener has a better idea for anyone who wants to rid their house of ants permanently, using a homemade remedy that costs about 50 cents to make and blends three inexpensive household ingredients: borax, sugar and honey.
To create this wonder remedy for killing ants, boil a cup of water on the stove while you get a large mixing cup out of the cupboard, along with 6 tablespoons of sugar, 6 to 8 tablespoons of borax and 2 tablespoons of honey.
Pour the water into the cup, add the sugar, borax and honey and mix well. Allow this mixture to cool while you get an empty spray bottle. Mark the bottle clearly with the words “ant remedy” so you don’t use it for any other purpose.
Now pour the mixture into the spray bottle and head outside to search for any traces of ants you see alongside your house, windows, and doors. Spray the mixture directly in these areas, where the ants will quickly be attracted to the sweetness and lap up what they think is a delicious dessert. By the time the ants return to their nest, the borax has done its job and they wind up dead. Repeat as necessary on all outdoor ant trails.