A safe way to trap pesky little ants without poison.
Mix all ingredients together and then smear a thin layer on each of the index cards. Use a rubber spatula to spread the mixture on the cards. Put the index cards in places that you have seen ants.
There must be a hundred recipes, but mine works so well, here it is. Mix honey with a little 20 mule team Borax, just enough borax to make the honey not run. If there is too much borax it won't work. You'll be able to tell very soon. Using grits in Eastern Washington doesn't work too well because we have the very tiny ants. Cream of Wheat will also work. On the Seattle side, the grits would work better, because grits are larger and so are the ants.
By Ardis B. (06/15/2005)
Interesting information from http://www.proliberty.com/observer/20060612.htm
about using aspartame for ant poison.
Aspartame (Nutrasweet) was actually developed as an ant poison and only changed to being considered non-poisonous after it was realized more money can be made if it is used as a sweetener. Yikes! (08/20/2006)
Cutting a plastic pop bottle on the top reversing into the other part of the bottle, putting a little water sugar and a bit of jam, you need one or two live ants and there you go you'll see those ants accumulating in there in no time :P (05/24/2007)
By Tonka Driver
FYI, I use this pop bottle method to trap fruit flies as well. They really like cider vinegar or orange juice. Try taping the two parts together to prevent any escapes! (06/25/2008)
Regarding the aspartame as ant poison myth:
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