How to Kill Scorpions With Honey

Scorpions, however scary to humans, are usually not deadly. Their stings have been compared to fire ant or honey bee stings. Scorpions are most often found in the South and Southwest areas of the United States. They gather in brush piles, under dead leaves and trees, in loose soil and even in toys left on the ground. As insect eaters, they thrive in areas where the insect population is thick. Use honey to make a natural poison to lure insects for scorpions to eat, which, in turn, will die.

Use honey to kill scorpions naturally.

Mix, in a small bowl, the honey, Borax and water until the Borax and honey are dissolved. The honey will help hide the scent of the Borax and also lure insects in to feed the mixture. Borax is a natural chemical of sodium and boron. It is poisonous to insects of all kinds and is found with laundry soaps.

Pour the mixture over a piece of cardboard and let it soak in a bit. The insects need to be able to eat the poison and walk away to become scorpion food.

Place the cardboard with honey poison near an area where you suspect a scorpion infestation. Insects will not be able to resist tasting the mixture. They will ingest the Borax and then become dinner for a scorpion. The poisoned insect will kill the scorpion as it digests. You might get lucky and the scorpions will taste the mixture from the cardboard themselves.

Things You Will Need

  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup Borax
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Small bowl
  • Piece of cardboard


  • Keep Borax away from children. It is poison when ingested.

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