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How-To: Get Rid Of Ants For Good

Keep them away from your sweet treats with this hack!

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Photography: @the.sidedoor via Instagram and crafterhours (Main Photo)

When summer rolls around, it's quite a given that a colony of ants may visit the home, too. As much as we love sweet-smelling blooms, fresh fruit, and sunny days, we don't want pests invading our home. To help you keep them away forever, we found a homemade solution that doesn't involve expensive and harmful chemical sprays. Check it out below: 


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What you need:

  • 1 teaspoon of Borax 
  • 10 tablespoons of any flavored jam or marmalade
  • A container lid (or more, depending on the severity of the ant invasion)
  • A disposable mixing bowl
  • A disposable spoon 

How-to:

  • In the disposable bowl, combine the Borax and the jam. (If you need a bigger batch of the mixture, this can be extended up to 20 tablespoons of jelly and 1 cup of Borax.
  • Mix it using the disposable spoon until smooth. 
  • Scoop the jelly mixture into the container lids (bottlecaps work, too!) and place them in nooks where there are a lot of ants—behind table legs, at the end of the kitchen counter or corners of your pantry.  
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PHOTOS and SOURCES: @the.sidedoor via Instagram and crafterhours (Main) | Instructables (How to Get Rid of Ants or How to Kill an Ant Invasion) and mommymilestones via YouTube. 

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