What is the sugar and yeast mixture in the homemade ant trap that kill the ants?
By Cari from Hazel Green, AL
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By Laura 04/10/2011
I use 1/2 borax and 1/2 powdered sugar.
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I used this thrifty recipe instead of purchasing expensive ant baits, and it really works well because the sugar draws the ants in. It only takes a couple of days to see results, and it is disposable.
Poke 5 holes evenly spaced around the container about one inch from the top using the screwdriver.
Mix 1 cup Borax with 3 cups of sugar (good for about 6 traps). Fill each container halfway. Add water to make it soupy. Add a spoonful of peanut butter, stir. Put lid on.
Set traps. Check back in a few days and you should see results.
By Karin from Benbrook, TX
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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.
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)
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