Ants are some of the worst pests that can creep into your home! Teeny and vicious, they can easily ruin your day. (Seriously, they are so hard to squish). Plus, they are so small that any nook or cranny can be a gateway into your house. If you block off one entrance, they are bound to find another, and getting rid of them permanently can be an expensive nightmare.
Your crawlspaces make great homes, and the cracks in your kitchen make for a wonderful snack bar. No matter how often you clean, they just keep finding their way back indoors. It’s enough to drive anyone crazy.
So when this solution surfaced online from the depths of a DIY mommy blog, the internet ran with it. But does it really work?
The ingredients are easily available, and that’s probably why so many people are excited to try it out before shelling out hundreds of bucks for a professional:
- 1 cup of warm water
- 1/2 cup of sugar
- 2 tablespoons of borax
After mixing the mixture together, place cotton balls in it to soak up the solution and stuff them where you normally find ants. Supposedly, the ants will drink the sugar water and mark a trail to the rest of their colony, who will come to drink it, too. Then, the borax will kill them. Simple, right?
People everywhere claim that this worked like a charm, that the ants disappeared within days, and they’ve never had problems since.
That may work for some people. But if you have small children or pets that might see a puffy wet (poisonous) cotton ball as a toy that they should try and eat…
…just call an exterminator.