What Is a Homemade Borax Ant Killer Recipe?

A homemade borax ant killer is a safe and effective way to rid your home of pesky ants. You can feel good about knowing what is in the product, unlike when buying professional ant killers from the store. You need borax, sugar, water, a stove top, a saucepan, a measuring cup, a tablespoon and milk jug tops.

  1. Measure the ingredients

    In a saucepan measure 2 cups of sugar, 1 cup of water, and 2 tablespoons of borax. Mix the ingredients together until they are combined. The sugar acts as bait for the ants as it attracts them while the borax kills the ants.

  2. Place the saucepan on the stove

    Take your saucepan with the ingredients and set on the stove top. Turn the stove on to medium heat. Constantly stir the ingredients together until they begin to boil. Allow the ingredients to continue boiling for 3 minutes. Then remove from heat and allow to slightly cool.

  3. Gather milk jug tops

    Set out the milk jug tops and pour or spoon the mixture into the tops. Set these tops in the areas in or around your home where you have ants.

  4. Store remaining mixture

    If you did not use all of the mixture you can place it in a container. Make sure to clearly label the container to prevent it from being mistaken for a human food product.