Tape small strips of masking tape in areas where you have seen ants. Apply a small amount of untreated mint jelly (the size of a pencil eraser) on the tape strips and wait for about two hours.
While you are waiting, mix 10 tbsp. of mint jelly with 3/4 tbsp. of boric acid. Place inside the squeeze bottle so it is easy to apply.
Check the tape and jelly strips you had previously placed. If you find ants at a particular feeding station, replace it with new tape and the new bait mixture. For stations that have no ants, remove the tape and jelly and move on to the next station.
Over the next week or so, check and replace the stations as needed. The entire ant colony should be destroyed within a couple of weeks.
Things You Will Need
- Masking tape
- Mint jelly
- Boric acid
- Plastic squeeze bottle
- Larger ants such as carpenter ants prefer grease and protein. For these types of ants, substitute 6 tbsp. of honey and 4 tbsp. of peanut butter for the jelly.