Now this seems really cruel for someone that doesn’t kill insects. If a bee gets in my house, I will catch him with a jar and rescue him to the great outdoors. If I spot a spider or any insect enters my house, I will trick them into crawling on to my dust pan and put them back outside where they belong. The only insects I do not tolerate are flies and mosquitos – they really do just have to go! However, I have ants sneaking into my garage and I’m having troubles tolerating their choice so something had to change! I also know that ants live in colonies and one class within the colony is the worker/gatherer. Workers make up approximately 10% of the colony and it’s their job to go out, find and collect food then bring it back to feed the rest of the colony – another reason I feel so guilty! None the less, I hunted for a recipe on Pinterest and found this one.
Borax Ant Bait Recipe
Boil 2 cups of water.
Pour into an empty jar.
Add half cup of sugar and 2 tablespoons borax to hot water and stir until completely dissolved.
Soak cotton balls with mixture.
Place cotton ball wherever you have ants.
I checked my cotton balls about a half hour later and they were fairly covered with ants! Feeling really guilty now!
I did not see any ants around my garage door the next day! It really sickens me that I would actually kill a colony but they have to learn not to invade my garage! This is a huge recipe – I would only make up a quarter of this recipe if I ever need to make it again.