Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Homemade Ant Bait - the Return

How do you putter when you are home waiting on the Plumber?

In my case, I made Ant Bait.  I also made a lot of other things including packing boxes for shipping to family up North, but the Ant Bait was necessary.

You see all the sudden the Summer Rains started up.  Due to La Niña here it has been dry.  I suspect due to the winds off the Sahara, South Florida has been lucky and not seen any hurricanes, yet.

Shhh, you'll jinx it!

But we did get showers and that did bring out the ants and they did need to be tamed.  Or at least beaten back.

This is a derivation of a recipe I make all the time, I just can't find my Jar so i will be making more in a similar jar.  I get out the Industrial Strength Felt Tip Pen and write the recipe on a scrap of paper that gets taped to the lid.

It's simple.
It works.

To make this add the ingredients into a jar, warm in blasts in the Microwave and stir until everything is dissolved into the water.

That's it.  Took me one blast of 30 seconds and another 30 seconds of stirring.

Did I say it's simple and it works?  Just pour this semi-toxic goo into an old lid and leave it out where the ants can get it.  They'll dine and they will go back into their colonies and that will be about it for them.


  • 2 ounces Water
  • 4 ounces Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Borax.


  • Add all ingredients to a jar.
  • Warm in microwave and stir until completely mixed.


Fill a bottle cap or lid of a jar with this mixture and place where Ants can get to it.

Enjoy the show as Ants have their last meal.

Warning:  Don't eat this.  While it's not exactly deadly, it is poisonous to ants and I would expect it would sicken you.

You have been warned.

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