Ant Bait – Make Your Own

Q: You mentioned on radio an ant bait using jelly, peanut butter, and boric acid. I would like to try it.

A: You can make your own ant bait by mixing four tablespoons of peanut butter, six tablespoons of jelly (or honey) and three-fourths teaspoon of boric acid powder. Place small amounts in areas visited by ants but not accessible to children or pets. You can make a small feeding station by putting bait in a plastic orange drugstore pill bottle with a small hole bored into its lid. It’s important to use the specified amount of boric acid. We want the ants to live long enough to go back to their nest and share the poison with their friends.

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