How To Make Organic Ant Traps

How To Make Organic Ant Traps

Your home is being invaded by ants! But don't worry, you don't have to use a dangerous mix of chemicals to kill the ants or keep them from getting into your home. Follow these easy steps to find out a few ways to get rid of ants the cheap and eco-friendly way.

Step 1: You will need

  • Borax
  • Sugar
  • Baby food jar lid
  • Ground cinnamon

Step 2: Great Wall Of Cinnamon

If you want to keep ants from getting into your house or your food supply, sprinkle some cinnamon around the edge of doorways and outside your pantry. Cinnamon is safe, non-toxic and will drive the ants crazy. They simply won't cross the great wall of cinnamon!

Step 3: How Sweet It Is

Like every great nuisance, you have to get to the source of the problem. Mix an equal part sugar and Borax to give your ants a sweet and deadly snack. Borax is a non-toxic, naturally occurring alkaline mineral. You don't want to eat it but it won't harm the environment. Place the mixture in a baby food lid or other small container and set it in various places around your home. The sugar will attract the ants and the Borax will get rid of the ants for good.