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Borax for ants? user banned
4th May '13

If you've used it to get rid of ants, how did you use it?
I've read a few different approaches, and I don't know what to do.



The ants are those little tiny ones, and only in my kids' room. There's no food in there, though there were apparently 2 tiny crumbs against the wall.
So I'm not sure why they're coming in, or where they're coming in from.



Helllpppp

Ronnie RadKat 4 kids; Arizona 22168 posts
4th May '13

I used so etching similar called diamoteceous earth but all I did was sprinkle it around the exterior of my house and then I sprinkled it where they seemed to be entering.

user banned 2 kids; Bat Cave, North Carolina 64587 posts
4th May '13
Quoting 36-24-36OnlyIfshes5-3:" I used so etching similar called diamoteceous earth but all I did was sprinkle it around the exterior of my house and then I sprinkled it where they seemed to be entering."


Yeah that's what I should've got but I got them somewhat confused and sent DH to get the borax :x :lol:



Where did you buy it at, if I decide to go get some?

ℕightingale 1 child; Mississippi 7933 posts
status 4th May '13

Get some boric acid and mix it with sugar and put it where they tend to be and it'll kill them. Just be careful with the kids.

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44071 posts
4th May '13

Well there two kinds of ants. Some you have to attract with sugar and some with protein. Here's a good article. http://tipnut.com/ant-killer/



If you have pets I don't suggest borax as it can hurt them if they get into it. Or if the kids are gonna get into it I'd look for a pet and kid friendly recipe.

Ronnie RadKat 4 kids; Arizona 22168 posts
4th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting The Original Mayhem.:</b>" Yeah that's what I should've got but I got them somewhat confused and sent DH to get the borax :x :lol: Where did you buy it at, if I decide to go get some? "</blockquote>




I got it at Home Depot in the area with pest control supplies. It comes in like a 5lb bag.

ℕightingale 1 child; Mississippi 7933 posts
status 4th May '13

Corn meal will also kill them because they can't digest it and they take it back to the nest.

user banned 2 kids; Bat Cave, North Carolina 64587 posts
4th May '13
Quoting Glo♥:" Corn meal will also kill them because they can't digest it and they take it back to the nest."


Thanks!



As for the kids and our cat, they can't get to the area where I put the little "traps" I made with it, woo!

user banned Due November 26; 1 child; Parkersburg, West Virginia 9548 posts
4th May '13

it worked for us last summer

ℕightingale 1 child; Mississippi 7933 posts
status 4th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting The Original Mayhem.:</b>" Thanks! As for the kids and our cat, they can't get to the area where I put the little "traps" I made with it, woo!"</blockquote>




The corn meal is a nasty death for the ants lol.

user banned 2 kids; Bat Cave, North Carolina 64587 posts
4th May '13
Quoting Glo♥:" <blockquote><b>Quoting The Original Mayhem.:</b>" Thanks! As for the kids and our ... [snip!] ... where I put the little "traps" I made with it, woo!"</blockquote> The corn meal is a nasty death for the ants lol."


I'm just so creeped out at the thought of them coming and going before they all die :lol:
I hate ants, they horrify me. I hate spring. This always happens. :x

ℕightingale 1 child; Mississippi 7933 posts
status 4th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting The Original Mayhem.:</b>" I'm just so creeped out at the thought of them coming and going before they all die :lol: I hate ants, they horrify me. I hate spring. This always happens. :x"</blockquote>



They are going to blow up when they eat the corn meal. Well my grandma would always put a jar of honey outside in the beginning of the dry season (different country) and they would never go into her house. Try that next yr put it in a tree or far away from the house.

user banned 2 kids; Bat Cave, North Carolina 64587 posts
4th May '13
Quoting Glo♥:" <blockquote><b>Quoting The Original Mayhem.:</b>" I'm just so creeped out at the thought ... [snip!] ... (different country) and they would never go into her house. Try that next yr put it in a tree or far away from the house."


We're in an apartment, unfortunately, so I don't know where I'd put it or how much it'd help :( We think they're getting into the people's apartment below us and climbing up.



And do they like, actually blow up? Or like, get real fat and die? lol

ℕightingale 1 child; Mississippi 7933 posts
status 4th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting The Original Mayhem.:</b>" We're in an apartment, unfortunately, so I don't know where I'd put it or how much it'd help :( We think ... [snip!] ... into the people's apartment below us and climbing up. And do they like, actually blow up? Or like, get real fat and die? lol"</blockquote>




Well the corn meal will expand in their stomach and burst them.

user banned 2 kids; Bat Cave, North Carolina 64587 posts
4th May '13
Quoting Glo♥:" <blockquote><b>Quoting The Original Mayhem.:</b>" We're in an apartment, unfortunately, ... [snip!] ... up? Or like, get real fat and die? lol"</blockquote> Well the corn meal will expand in their stomach and burst them."


I'll maybe have to try that next. I'm just so over this! Eeewww.