The 20 Mule Team Borax has a lot of uses in our house. Most people know it as a laundry booster or as an ingredient for cleaning, but another use that is great is as a DIY ant killer.
20 Mule Team Borax is 100% natural mineral from the earth. They remove it from the ground and then wash, dry, and box it for consumers. You may know Borax as sodium tetraborate and that it is a naturally occurring substances that is produced by the perpetual evaporation of seasonal lakes. The 20 Mule Team Borax is particularly nice because nothing is added. There are no phosphates, chlorine, or random chemicals. I love that this brand sticks to simple and natural.
Using Borax for ant killer may be common knowledge or a surprise to you. I notice that when I tell people, they either say that they already do this or they are surprised to find a nice way to make a DIY ant killer. Let me show you how easy it is and share photos.
Here is what you need:
- 1/2 cup of sugar Sugar
- 2 Tablespoons of 20 Mule Team Borax
- 1.5 cups of warm Water
- Cotton pads (as many as you want to put around the house for the ants - we used two in our pantry)
Add 1.5 cups of warm water to dissolve the 20 Mule Team Borax and Sugar. We put our mixture in a container and store the sealed container in our laundry room for when we need more.
Soak the cotton pads in the mixture and put them where you need them. We put two in our pantry since we had ants in there.
Have you used 20 Mule Team Borax around your house?