When I was a child, I remember walking into the kitchen one day to grab a snack but out of the corner of my eye, I noticed something moving. I looked over and there they were: ants! And it was a heck of a lot of them… probably over 100 ants crawling all over the kitchen tiles. I freaked out! After I finally calmed myself down, I tried to get rid of them by sucking them up with a vacuum but more and more showed up only a few hours later. Clearly, vacuuming isn’t the best solution to dealing with an ant infestation. But as it turns out, there is a cheap and brilliant trick to get rid of ants for good so you can skip buying bug sprays or hiring an expensive exterminator. Here’s what you’ll need (the recipe in the video differs but they’ll both work):
- 1 cup of warm water
- 1/2 cup of sugar
- 2 tablespoons of Borax (can be found at most grocery stores)
Mix the ingredients and either leave them in a shallow dish near the ants or anywhere along their trail (ants leave a scent trail so that other ants can follow them). Alternatively, soak some cotton balls in the mixture and leave them near the ants. Please note: make sure that you DO NOT do this where your pets can eat the mixture! The ants will take the mixture back to the colony and help eliminate them for good. Many people have tried this inexpensive solution and it has worked like a charm!
Check out the video below for the full details and be sure to share this brilliant trick with your family and friends!