DIY Ant Bait

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If you have an ant problem in your home, you know how difficult it can be to get it under control. Sometimes, seemingly overnight, these little critters show up in your home trailing toward a food source and back to their colony. It can be shocking, to say the least, but it's nothing you can't handle on your own. These diy ideas and simple life hacks from Bitz & Giggles will help you sort out your aunt problem in no time. Frist of all, you have to find out where the ants are coming from and what their source of food is in your home. When you find that out, you can start to plan how to get rid of them the diy way. Of course, you could go out and spend some money on chemical sprays, but those really pollute your home and the earth so why not try something natural first? Sara from Bitz & Giggles says that she spent around $30 on different sprays and gadgets from the store and nothing worked for her in getting rid of the ants in her home. They kept showing up in her kitchen on the counters which can be pretty frustrating when you need to prepare meals.

So she finally decided to make her own diy ant bait with some ideas she had found online. The entire simple life hack is just that, very simple and it's way more affordable than buying all of these fancy products. Plus, it won't stink up or pollute your home either. All you need is some sugar, Borax, water, cotton balls, tape and aluminium foil. You simply mix all of the ingredients together and then dip two cotton balls in it. Next, tear off a piece of aluminium foil and tape it to a flat surface like the floor or your counter. Then, place the cotton balls on the foil. The sugar will attract the ants, and in just a few hours you should see them coming toward the cotton balls covered in the solution. Then, they will eat the solution with the sugar and the Borax in it and eventually they will bring it back to their colony too where other ants will eat it, and they will all die.

Borax dehydrates the ants which is what eventually kills them. While Borax is all natural, it's not completely non-toxic. So make sure you keep it away from pets and children by putting it somewhere the ants can climb up to but where your pets or kids can't. In just a few hours you will probably have your ant problem under control. If you'd rather not kill the ants, but you want to deter them from your home. You can also clean up the traces they leave behind that lead them to the source of food, and you can also eliminate the food source that drew them to your home in the first place. So if you see that your honey jar is covered in ants, that was most definitely their food source, and you want to start storing that in the fridge or in yet another container that will keep them out. You will then have to clean up their scent or pheromone trail they leave behind to lead the other ants in their colony to the food source. Using white vinegar can really get rid of their trail, as well as a mixture made with vinegar, water and some clove essential oil. Make sure you follow the ants all the way to their hill and clean up the traces along the way. Try out these simple life hacks and diy ideas to get rid of ants for good.***

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