When I was young, I recall often having to deal with ants in my house. Seemingly endless lines of black ants on the floor, just waiting to chew up your legs. I'd then spray $20 worth of ant killer on them, only to have them come back in a few days. Turns out there is a clever trick to get rid of ants that won't break the bank. Forget the bug spray and the exterminator, here's what you'll need:
- 2 tbsp. of borax
- 1 cup of warm water
- 1/2 cup of sugar
Mix all three ingredients together and put them in a shallow plate near the ants. You can also soak cotton balls in the liquid and place them on the floor near the ants. Caution: DO NOT do this where your pets might consume the liquid! The ants will march the solution back with them, eliminating the whole colony, and getting rid of ants permanently. People have been reporting success with this simple recipe.
Watch the video below for all the information on this trick.
H/T: Margaret Meyer