All-Natural, Homemade Ant Trap

Well, it is that time of year when little ants find their way into our homes.  I found an outbreak of the little critters in my pantry.  I pulled everything out and killed as many as I could see, cleaned it very well, and then set to making my own trap. 

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Materials:

Small bowl

1 cup warm water

1/2 c sugar

2 Tbsp Borax

A few jumbo cotton balls

Combine the sugar, water, and borax in the bowl and mix well.  Drop in the cotton balls and allow them to soak it up.  Drop the cotton balls where ever you have found a trail of ants.  There will be a crazy feeding frenzy almost immediately and it will last overnight.  The number of ants will amaze you, but after awhile the number starts to diminish.  When you wake up, they are completely gone.  Be sure to discard the cotton balls and clean up the area very well, because it will be sticky.  My two little boys thought this whole process was AMAZING and COOL! 

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