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Slater Young Shares a Simple but Effective Way to Finally Get Rid of Ants at Home

According to Slater, this simple hack helped reduce the ants in his Skypod.

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Ants are generally harmless, but they can be annoying guests to have at home, especially when you can find them almost everywhere

In one of his YouTube entries, civil engineer Slater Young (who has also been having ant problems at home) shared a cheap but effective way to get rid of these pests—and it's super easy to do!

READ: 7 Helpful Tips for Getting Rid of Gamu-Gamo

Easy Way to Get Rid of Ants at Home:

To get you started, you'll need to make a solution. Here's what you'll need: 

  • Water 
  • Sugar
  • Borax
  • Measuring cup 
  • Funnel
  • Glass bottle 
  • Plastic bottles

Step 1:

Start by pouring 3/4 cup of sugar into a glass bottle and mix it with 250 mL cup of hot water. "To make [the solution] last longer, make sure you boil the water... kasi you're going to be using this [mixture] for about a month or two," explains Slater. "If you don't boil the water, hindi na s-sterilize 'yung sugar and the sugar [will] ferment." Once the sugar is dissolved, add 250 mL cup of lukewarm water, as well as a teaspoon of borax, a cleaning agent. "You can order it online and it's super cheap," he shares.  

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Slater Young pouring the solution to get rid of house ants

By adding only a small amount of borax to the mixture, Slater said that "it [won't] kill the ants instantly but it [will give them an] opportunity to take the poison into their hive so it [can] kill the whole colony."  

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Before and After picture of the wall after solution was applied

Step 2:

Once the solution is ready, pour it into small plastic containers, which you can then place in the areas of your home that are usually invaded by ants. When Slater tried this solution, he said, "[nabawasan] 'yung [ants in our kitchen] after a week."

Effective solution full of ants

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ALSO READ: Ways to Keep Snakes Away from Home and Yard

Watch Slater Young's full video below to see how it works!

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