Tuesday, April 24, 2018

The boys are back in town

What kind of person visits her ant traps constantly to see if any ants have taken the bait?

This kind of person.

I haven't had ants for a few years. I used to get them every  year, then I tried the borax/sugar water mix and they were gone for years. Now they're back so I'm using it again.

3/4 cups warm water
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon borax

Mix that up real well. Soak cotton balls in it and place them around wherever you have ants.

Then check it obsessively like I do. Just kidding that's not required but seriously if you find yourself doing it, it's fine. It's fine.

Ants in the kitchen
Scurrying on counter tops
Worse than ants in pants


  1. Interesting.
    I've always heard that peppermint oil keeps bugs away too. I wonder if you could add that on to this... or if it would interact & cause a nuclear explosion. My luck.

  2. Nothing pisses me off more than ants. Except maybe ladybugs. Those fuckers fly around my house twice a year like they own the damn place. I am ruthless and drag out the crappy vacuum cleaner we keep in our garage and suck them up alive lol. I hope your visitors are gone soon.

  3. You're cracking me up. We only have those little black ants by the pool in the summer time! Good luck with the boys!

  4. Also wiping down the counters and backsplashes and spraying the door and window frames with vinegar water helps too. It interferes with whatever scent trail they're following. I spent the weekend completely purging everything from the kitchen counters and there will still be just one ant wandering around like he knows it bugs me.

  5. We have them, too. It’s Ant Season! Bait straps everywhere in or house away from doggie reach. 🐜🐜🐜

  6. My parents have them, I shall do this immediately. I'm dog sitting til Saturday and the little ants by their garage door drive me BATTY. They must die.

  7. Ours are in the bathrooms. Richie says they play dead so we don’t squish and flush them.
    Springtime ants
    Do their dance
    Wish they would go to France
    Love. Your. Momma.

  8. Your haiku's are the best. I will try this next time I have them. I made your power muffins and had one this am, so yummy!

  9. Erica's bathroom is infested. I had to go nuclear and break out the poison traps. But I am willing to give this less toxic option a try.

  10. I need to remember this for the next ant invasion...

  11. I'm going to try this because I occasionally have an invasion of big black ants in my bathroom (yeah, bathroom of all places) and itty bitty ones in the kitchen.

  12. We had big ass carpenter ants at our old house. I flipped. my. shit. I hate bugs- especially in the house. BLEHHHHHH.

  13. I just noticed some ants last night in our "vitamin cabinet" and they also attack Lola's food bowl. Never heard of borax before but I'm going to look into it now. Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis


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