3 Easy Homemade Natural Ant Killer Recipes

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Anyone who's ever dealt with an ant infestation knows how frustrating these little buggers can be.

I mean, I looooove sweets. Unfortunately, so do the ants!

Once ants have found their way inside your home, it can be very difficult to get them out.

While commercial ant killers may be effective, many are also, surprise, toxic.

So you might be wondering how to get rid of ants naturally?

Look no further!​

These natural ant killer recipes offer safe alternatives to the toxic sludge in the traditional sprays.

They are also super easy. You probably already have the ingredients for them sitting in your cupboard, and I know you can whip any of them up in 10-15 minutes! It can't get much easier than that!


​Borax Ant Killer Recipe

This homemade borax ant killer is incredibly straightforward and effective. Borax is one of the most potent ant killers around and you can find it in any laundry aisle. But if you don’t like borax, don’t fret. We’ll be going over some borax-free alternatives as well.

Total Time:

15 minutes

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INGREDIENTS

DIRECTIONS

  • Boil water, pour into empty jar.
  • Add sugar and borax to water, stir until dissolved.

USE

  • Soak cotton balls in mixture.
  • Place cotton balls onto tin foil pieces.
  • Place cotton balls/tin foil where you have ants.
  • Leave cotton balls in place for 24 hours.

It's that simple. Just combine these basic ingredients, apply the mixture to your problem areas, and give it some time. Within 24 hours, you should be free from your pesky ant problem.


​Basic Borax-Free Ant Killer Recipe

This simple recipe is perfect for those of you who’d rather not use borax. Just combine a couple of simple ingredients and place strategically in your home. The powdered sugar will attract the ants, and the baking soda will kill them since they can’t tell the difference.

Total Time:

10 minutes

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INGREDIENTS

DIRECTIONS

  • Mix baking soda and powdered sugar together.
  • Place mixture in jar lids or other receptacles.

USE

  • Place traps in known problem areas.
  • Let traps sit for a few days until ants disappear. 

This incredibly simple and all-natural recipe is extremely effective. Just combine the basic ingredients, set a trap, and wait for the mixture to do its thing. Your ant infestation should be a worry of the past within a few days.


Apple Cider Vinegar Ant-Killer Recipe

Ants are primarily motivated by their sense of smell. If you can create an environment which repulses this sense, they’ll essentially choose to leave your home on their own. No ant carcass cleanup needed.

Total Time:

10 minutes

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DIRECTIONS

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  • Spray surfaces with solution several times per day.
  • Continue spraying everyday until ants disappear. 

This is the most basic recipe for culling your ant problem. It’s essentially one ingredient, so it’s easy to throw together at a moment’s notice. However, it’s not quite as effective as the previous two recipes.


Ant infestations are a major annoyance, to be sure. But don’t fall into the trap of contaminating your home with the toxic chemicals found in store-bought ant killers.

These natural home remedies will help you to maintain a healthy environment for your family while you tackle your pest problem.

Written by Ashley

Chief editor here at Nontoxic Reboot. I'm passionate about providing you with the best and easiest ways to make your world healthier and a little less toxic.

Anyone who’s ever dealt with an ant infestation knows how frustrating these little buggers can be. Once ants have found their way inside your home, it can be difficult to get them out. While commercial ant-killers may be effective, many are also toxic. These recipes offer safe alternatives.

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