How to Kill Ants With Honey

Honey and boric acid can be used in two different ways.

First Solution

An ant infestation can cause trouble.An ant infestation can cause trouble.
One way is a more general means of ant control; the other is for carpenter ants.
Honey can be a bait for ants.

Mix 1 teaspoon boric acid with 1/2 cup honey.

Heat the mixture until the acid dissolves.

Mix 1/2 cup plus 1 tsp of water with the honey/acid mixture.

Fill the eyedropper with the water/honey/acid mixture. Leave some out for the ants for at least two weeks.

Second Solution -- For Carpenter Ants

Use the honey as bait. Place small dabs of diluted honey onto the back of the non-sticky side of some masking tape.

Allow the ants to feed on the honey. Follow them back to their nest

The best way to create small holes is a power drill.

Use a power drill to drill a series of small holes (1/8 inch) into the places where the ants are entering and hiding. Drill and treat at least 3 to 6 feet on either side of a wall if you suspect a nest inside.

Puff boric acid into the ant's nesting areas. The boric acid will disperse and kill the ants.

Things You Will Need

  • Honey
  • Masking tape
  • Power drill
  • Boric acid
  • Eyedropper


  • Don't let pets or kids near the raw boric acid or the honey/water/acid mix.