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This is a simple DIY ant killer. It’s useful if you have an ant problem or just a handy trick to have up your sleeve should an ant problem develop.
If killing ants seems a bit harsh, then why not try this ant repellent spray recipe instead.
Anyway, without further ado, here’s how you make the world’s best ant killer…
The World’s Best Ant Killer
1 empty water bottle
(Cut it down to about 2″ tall)
5 Tbsp of baking soda
5 Tbsp of powdered sugar
3 Tbsp of water.
Take a small amount of powdered sugar & mix it with an equal amount of baking soda, then add the water. Powdered sugar (sometimes known as icing sugar) is essential. Do NOT Substitute granulated sugar for this or it will NOT work.
Mix the two powders together and then place small amounts against the walls or other areas where you would not normally walk but where you would normally see the ants.
The ants will be attracted to the sugar and will eat some of it and collect more to take home to feed others, so all of them will get their share.
The sugar and baking soda powders are similar in size and, once mixed together, the ants cannot separate the two items, so, as they eat the sugar, they will also ingest the baking soda, which they would otherwise never touch. This is the reason for using powdered sugar.
Once the ants eat the baking soda it will react with the formic acid in their stomachs and cause gas. The bodies of ants are unlike humans and they cannot eliminate gas so it will build up inside and eliminate them.
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