Thursday, July 10, 2014

How To Get Rid of Ants

Ants...they are fascinating creatures that God has made but oh, what a pain they can be in a homemaker's home....especially when you find them in the kitchen! I have a sure-fire way to get rid of those pesky creatures (and get to the root of the problem as well). You don't need to go spend a ton of money on chemicals! All you need is a little honey and borax!

Place a spoonful of honey on a piece of cardboard. Take a spoonful of borax powder and mix it (well) into the honey. Place the card where the ants are (away from children and pets though). Once one or two find it, after a while, you will have a circle of ants surrounding the blob of mixture. Don't bother them....leave them be. Over time, they will take the mix back to their home and spread it will kill the whole colony...or it will kill enough that the queen ant will sense danger and move the whole colony!

Voila! Your ant problems are solved!! :) I hope this helps!


  1. This is a good hint; I usually buy something similar at a local hardware store - way to may chemicals in it I am sure. Have any idea how to get rid of fruit flies? My kitchen & one bathroom have been invaded for about 3 days now.

    I put apple cider vinegar in a bowl with plastic wrap over it and poked holes in it; I have collected many flies that way but there are still many more out there.


    1. Hi Sandy!

      You can see my post here: on how to get rid of fruit flies. I use rotting *really* attracts them! :)

  2. Katy,
    Thanks for this idea! I'm going to give it a try.
    Jamie :)