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How to Kill Ants With Honey

Christine Daniels

Honey and boric acid can be used in two different ways. One way is a more general means of ant control; the other is for carpenter ants.

First Solution

An ant infestation can cause trouble.
    Honey can be a bait for ants.
  1. Mix 1 teaspoon boric acid with 1/2 cup honey.

  2. Heat the mixture until the acid dissolves.

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

  4. 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

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

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

  3. The best way to create small holes is a power drill.
  4. 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.

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