DIY Ant Repellent

As the weather gets warmer and we get some spring showers you might start to see some of those pesky ants coming out. Before you know it, they will be taking over your house! They are such pests and it’s hard to find a good repellent that is safe around kids.  Here’s a recipe for a DIY ant repellent that is safe and actually works!!

DIY ant repellent

This DIY ant killer should work overnight and help to get rid of the problem ants. What you will need is:

  • 1 cup of warm water
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of borax

Borax can be found in the laundry area of any grocery store. It’s 100% natural and is actually found in many ant killing compounds. Mix all of the ingredients together. Soak some cotton balls in the Borax and sugar mixture. At night, lay the cotton balls around the areas where you see ants.

The sugar will attract the ants in and they will love it. The Borax will be the killer to these pests and will terminate the ant colony from the inside out.  This is such a simple mixture that is very cheap to make. Way cheaper than hiring an exterminator.

It’s that easy! Others have tested this and said it works great! Are you ready to try?




Shannon is Mommy to 2 kids, Wife, and Teacher. She was born and raised in Plano. After graduating from Baylor (sic' em!!) she returned to Plano to teach. With two young kids attending Plano Schools, she is a true Plano Mom (and a soccer Mom!!). She loves writing about parenting topics and fun events for kids around town.

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