homemade ant killer
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Homemade Natural Ant Killer

Using simple ingredients, this recipe has solved the problem EVERY.SINGLE.TIME. we've had ants take up residence inside.
Prep Time0 mins
Cook Time10 mins
15 mins
Total Time25 mins


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp Borax
  • 1/2 cup water


  • Combine the sugar, water, and Borax in a small saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil. Boil for three minutes. Let it cool completely. It will thicken as it cools.
  • Using a small funnel, transfer it to two small spray bottles. You can use glass or plastic bottles – whatever you prefer!
  • Before you put ant killer down, you need to clean the ant area to remove the trail left by the ants. I use Young Living’s Thieves Cleaner to clean my entire house because it’s super safe and also very effective!
  • Place the cooled ant killer into short jar lids – so that the ants can crawl over the side. Then place the lid where you know the ants are.


There are plenty of variations on this recipe. We've tried several - some work, some don't. This one always works great...so give it a try!